Today and tomorrow, a mansion on London’s leafy outskirts is, for the second time in its history, the focus of a global endeavour to deploy technological advances for global security. Where Alan Turing and his team of code breakers once struggled to defeat fascism during the Second World War, Bletchley Park is now hosting the world’s first major AI Safety Summit.

The need for international accord could scarcely be more obvious. At times of war and conflict, as the old proverb goes, a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. But now it isn’t just a lie. Misinformation may be complex – deep fakes and the manipulation of images and data carry live risks. We worry if we have opened our own equivalent of Pandora’s box.

But there is so much more than politics at stake. AI brings with it many potential benefits for humanity. It could help us deliver healthcare and improved agriculture, understand climate change and enhance our cities. It could be a power to a better and more prosperous society, although we ask how and for who this might all work.

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