📜 With the moratorium treaty competition now closed, we extend our best wishes to all participants. Judges are finalising scores for the entries. Winners will be announced this week. You can see all the submissions here.
📸 PauseAI protests updates
✊ Throwback to the powerful #PauseAI protests in London on July 13th and July 18th. Advocates gathered outside the FCDO, urging the United Nations Security Council to implement a global pause on the largest AI training runs. Thank you for your support! #PauseAI 📸
📃 Policy updates
On the policy front, in the past month we focussed on Australia:
- We have made our submission to Safe and Responsible AI in Australia discussion paper.
- Special thank-you to Shine Lawyers for their a supplementary submission (also in PDF) regarding protections and legal recourse against harms caused by AI.
- Because Google's used the consultation to argue against copyright in relation to training AI models, we made a counterbalancing supplementary submission on this topic as well.
Do you know of other inquiries? Please let us know. If you want to contribute to the upcoming consultation papers, please respond to this email.
🦘 Nik Samoylov's petition (EN5163) has successfully met the requirements for petitions and was recently presented to the House on 31/07/2023. It has been referred to Ed Husic, the Minister for Industry and Science. According to the petition requirements, Ministers have 90 days from its presentation in the House to provide a response.
🦄 For our advocates in the UK, we have an ongoing petition by Greg Colbourn calling for a global moratorium on the development of AI technology due to extinction risks. The petition has garnered 38 signatures so far.
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