Britain will this autumn host the first global summit on the regulation of artificial intelligence, the UK government said on Thursday.

Iran PressEurope: The summit will consider the risks of AI, including frontier systems, and discuss how they can be mitigated through internationally coordinated action, the British government said in a statement. No date was given for the event.

Downing Street said the summit would bring together political and industry leaders from “like-minded countries”, but China is likely to be excluded.

The AI meeting is a British initiative, taking place alongside the G7’s “Hiroshima AI framework”, which has been set up to co-ordinate global regulation of the new sector. The EU and US are also holding their own talks on AI regulation.

Several governments are considering how to mitigate the dangers of the emerging technology, which has experienced a boom in investment and consumer popularity in recent months after the release of OpenAI's ChatGPT.

That includes China, where the government is seeking to initiate artificial intelligence regulations, according to billionaire Elon Musk who met officials during his recent trip to China.

Regulators globally have been scrambling to draw up rules governing the use of generative AI, which can create text and images, the impact of which proponents compare to the arrival of the internet.