As La French Tech and unicorns each flip 10, possibly it is time to rethink the place to shine a lightweight
London was the place to be this week for a who’s who of political leaders and tech CEOs; or extra exactly, Bletchley Park was. Famous for housing Alan Turing and different Enigma codebreakers throughout WW2, the British heritage web site performed host to the world’s first AI Safety Summit on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Culminating in the Bletchley Declaration, an settlement on AI security signed by all the nations in attendance, the occasion was additionally very a lot about “positioning the U.K. as a central player in setting the agenda for ‘what we talk about when we talk about AI,’” TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden reported from the floor.
Let’s not, nonetheless, overestimate the leg up that internet hosting the convention may need given Great Britain over its cross-channel rival. While this week did put the U.Ok. and its prime minister in the highlight, issues ought to quickly even out. After a mini, digital summit in Korea in six months, France will probably be hosting the next in-person AI Safety Summit subsequent year.
French minister of finance Bruno Le Maire was already in attendance, as was French entrepreneur Arthur Mensch, whose startup Mistral AI raised a $113 million seed round at a $260 million valuation earlier this year. Yes, a nine-figure seed spherical.