Google, Microsoft, OpenAI and Anthropic announce industry group to promote safe AI development

Some of the world’s top artificial intelligence companies are launching a new industry body to work together — and with policymakers and researchers — on ways to regulate the development of bleeding-edge AI.

The new organization, known as the Frontier Model Forum, was announced Wednesday by Google, Microsoft, OpenAI and Anthropic. The companies said the forum’s mission would be to develop best practices for AI safety, promote research into AI risks, and to publicly share information with governments and civil society.

Wednesday’s announcement reflects how AI developers are coalescing around voluntary guardrails for the technology ahead of an expected push this fall by US and European Union lawmakers to craft binding legislation for the industry.

Google, Microsoft, OpenAI and startup form body to regulate AI development
Four of the most influential companies in artificial intelligence have announced the formation of an industry body to oversee safe development of the most advanced models.

The Frontier Model Forum has been formed by the ChatGPT developer OpenAI, Anthropic, Microsoft and Google, the owner of the UK-based DeepMind.

Microsoft, Anthropic, Google, and OpenAI launch Frontier Model Forum

  • Microsoft, Anthropic, Google, and OpenAI are launching the Frontier Model Forum, an industry body focused on ensuring safe and responsible development of frontier AI models.  
  • The Forum aims to help (i) advance AI safety research to promote responsible development of frontier models and minimize potential risks, (ii) identify safety best practices for frontier models, (iii) share knowledge with policymakers, academics, civil society, and others to advance responsible AI development; and (iv) support efforts to leverage AI to address society’s biggest challenges. 
  • The Frontier Model Forum will establish an Advisory Board to help guide its strategy and priorities. 
  • The Forum welcomes participation from other organizations developing frontier AI models willing to collaborate toward the safe advancement of these models.   

Today, Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI are announcing the formation of the Frontier Model Forum, a new industry body focused on ensuring safe and responsible development of frontier AI models. The Frontier Model Forum will draw on the technical and operational expertise of its member companies to benefit the entire AI ecosystem, such as through advancing technical evaluations and benchmarks, and developing a public library of solutions to support industry best practices and standards.

The core objectives for the Forum are: 

  1. Advancing AI safety research to promote responsible development of frontier models, minimize risks, and enable independent, standardized evaluations of capabilities and safety. 
  2. Identifying best practices for the responsible development and deployment of frontier models, helping the public understand the nature, capabilities, limitations, and impact of the technology. 
  3. Collaborating with policymakers, academics, civil society, and companies to share knowledge about trust and safety risks. 
  4. Supporting efforts to develop applications that can help meet society’s greatest challenges, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, early cancer detection and prevention, and combating cyber threats. 

Our commitment to advancing bold and responsible AI, together
We’re proud to join with other leading AI companies to jointly commit to advancing responsible practices in the development of artificial intelligence. Today is a milestone in bringing the industry together to ensure that AI helps everyone. These commitments will support efforts by the G7, the OECD, and national governments to maximize AI’s benefits and minimize its risks.

We’ve long believed that being bold on AI means being responsible from the start. Here’s more on how we’re doing just that:

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