Hiroshima AI Process: G7 approves the conduct code for Artificial Intelligence developers

On October 30th 2023, the G7 leaders issued a joint statement recognizing the potential of advanced artificial intelligence systems and generative AI models.

At the same time, the Group of Seven highlighted the importance of keeping humankind at the center of the system, controlling the risks connected to the development of new technologies, most of all regarding single individuals and democratic values.

 Hiroshima AI Process 

The global strategic framework of the Hiroshima AI Process is based mainly on the analysis of risks, challenges and opportunities of the generative AI. Aware that the management of these issues requires a coordinated action of the many international actors involved, the G7 leaders welcomed with favor the release of an International Conduct Code for developers, elaborated on the basis of corresponding International Guiding Principles for Organizations Developing Advanced AI Systems.

The goal is to promote a worldwide safe and reliable AI, to make sure that the rapid evolution of this technology follows a path traced by globally shared values.

Hiroshima AI Process’ International Conduct Code

The document consists of a list of 11 indications that all organizations should observe when developing AI systems and generative AI models.

In particular, developers are asked to adopt all appropriate security measures needed to identify and managing possible risks during the whole AI life-cycle, including phases of deployment and placement on the market.

It is required the maximum transparency on the functioning and on AI systems’ correct methods of use, also through the periodic publication of technical reports understandable to users and the sharing of information useful to prevent risks, unlawful personal data processing or the infringement of intellectual property rights.

It is highlighted the need to implement reliable authentication mechanism and content origin, to enable users to identify content generated by AI and to understand when they are interacting with an AI.

A particular attention is reserved to the goals that these new technologies should aim to achieve: developers are asked to prioritize and to invest in the development of advanced AI systems to address the biggest challenges of the world with particular regards to the climate crisis, global health and education.

Next steps: AI for digital inclusion

G7 leaders conclude their joint statement by inviting relevant ministers to accelerate the development process of the Hiroshima AI Process, and to develop, by the end of the year, a schedule that includes the cooperation with the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Moreover, they encourage an awareness and consultation activity on this topic among multiple subjects – including single governments, academia, civil society and private sector – also of countries outside the G7. The wish, shared by the Group of Seven, is to be able to promote an inclusive and stimulating environment where to create and allot safe and reliable AI systems, in order to maximize the benefits of technology and mitigate its risks.

This, in the view of obtaining from technology a global shared advantage, both for the planet and for emerging and developing economies, with the aim to close the digital gap and reach digital inclusion.


Ilaria Feriti