The Labour Party's digital spokesperson, Lucy Powell, has suggested that developers working on advanced artificial intelligence (AI) projects in the UK should require a licence. This would allow for AI advancement while ensuring regulations are in place. The proposal is similar to the model governing medicines and nuclear power. Powell said: “My real point of concern is the lack of any regulation of the large language models that can then be applied across a range of AI tools, whether that’s governing how they are built, how they are managed or how they are controlled.”
The suggestion comes as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed last week that he is reevaluating the UK's regulatory approach to AI over concerns the technology could pose a serious threat to humanity.
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