May seeks 'safe and ethical' AI tech

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The prime minister says she wants the UK to lead the world in deciding how artificial intelligence can be deployed in a safe and ethical manner. In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Theresa May said a new advisory body, previously announced in the Autumn Budget, will co-ordinate efforts with other countries. In addition, she confirmed that the UK would join the Davos forum's own council on artificial intelligence. But others may have stronger claims. Earlier this week, Google picked France as the base for a new research centre dedicated to exploring how AI can be applied to health and the environment.