The UK government’s Frontier AI Taskforce is building an AI safety research team that can evaluate risk at the frontier of AI. Doing great AI safety research does not mean starting from scratch or working alone. As set out in its first progress report on 7 September 2023 the taskforce is working with leading technical organisations including ARC Evals, RAND and Trail of Bits.
Since then, the taskforce has partnered with a further three leading technical organisations. These new contracts with Advai, Gryphon Scientific and Faculty AI will tackle important questions about how AI systems can improve human capabilities in specialised fields and risks around current safeguards. The findings of the research will be incorporated into presentations and roundtable discussions with government representatives, civil society groups, leading AI companies and experts in research at the AI Safety Summit in November.