China willing to enhance communication with all sides on AI regulation – vice minister

LONDON (Reuters) – China is willing to enhance communication with all sides on AI regulation, its vice minister of science and technology on Wednesday told a global AI summit in Britain.

“China is willing to enhance our dialogue and communication in AI safety will all sides, contributing to an international mechanism with global participation in governance framework,” Wu Zhaohui said, according to an official translation of his remarks.

All nations have the right to develop and use artificial intelligence technology, Wu said.

“We uphold the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefits. Countries regardless of their size and scale have equal rights to develop and use AI,” he said.

“We call for global cooperation to share AI knowledge and make AI technologies available to the public on open source terms.”

(Reporting by Martin Coulter and Paul Sandle, Writing by William James, Editing by Sachin Ravikumar)