IRSG paper: a coherent and interoperable international regulatory framework on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Published 31 Oct 2023

Following recent technological developments (e.g. ChatGPT and similar, large language model-based interfaces) and growing public awareness of the risks and opportunities of AI, multiple jurisdictions around the globe are accelerating work on regulating the development and use of AI.

Against this backdrop, this paper stresses the importance of creating a globally coherent approach, too help achieving a global regulatory framework for AI that avoids additional, unnecessary burdens for businesses, whilst protecting consumers and maintaining their trust.

Key recommendations include:

  • The UK government should continue its long-term engagement on developing global AI principles and standards and lead and drive ambitious discussions in key international fora.
  • The UK government should strengthen international regulatory coordination to avoid friction between competing and overlapping regulations.
  • The UK government should promote the interoperability of different regulatory regimes and follow international standards and principles in the UK’s domestic regime.