The future of AI: World leaders talk risks, regulation and collaboration

The future of AI: World leaders talk risks, regulation and collaboration

The G7 agreed on a code of conduct for AI developers. Leaders urged the EU to move faster on lawmaking but pointed out that overregulating may be harmful, especially looking at competition from China and the US. In the UK, political and industry leaders have come together to discuss AI at the world’s first global AI Safety Summit, committing to collaboration.

Europe in brief: Greece ravaged by wildfires

Europe in brief: Greece ravaged by wildfires

Slovakia sends firefighters to the Greek island of Rhodes to fight a forest fire. The first European Summer School on Artificial Intelligence opens in Slovenia. No party won a clear majority in Sunday’s general elections in Spain.

Europe in brief: Weber warns of rise of German far right

Europe in brief: Weber warns of rise of German far right

German MEP and EPP group leader Manfred Weber rules out cooperation between far-right AfD and other German conservative parties. Denis Zvizdić, Chair of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), calls on NATO to deploy soldiers on the territory of the Brčko district to prevent secession. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire is convinced that the EU could have its own generative AI within the next five years.

Europe in brief: German Interior ministers demand heightened border security

Europe in brief: German Interior ministers demand heightened border security

Interior ministers of the German federal states of Brandenburg and Saxony call for border checks with Poland and the Czech Republic. The Spanish Presidency of the EU Council will prioritise legislation of artificial intelligence during its term. Several EU member states wish to move away from unanimity in the foreign policy decision-making process.