Government President Pedro Sánchez meeting with Sam Altman, CEO and co-founder of OpenAI, at the Palacio de la Moncloa today. The meeting was also attended by First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calvino, Secretary-General for Economic Affairs and the G20, Manuel de la Rocha, as well as representatives of the company that created ChatGPT.
During the meeting, they discussed the recent developments in artificial intelligence as well as its immense potential to contribute to economic growth, reduction of inequality and solutions to global problems. They also discussed the challenges and risks posed by Artificial Intelligence to safeguard democracy and promote transparency. Pedro Sánchez stressed that our country is a European leader in Artificial Intelligence and that the government is committed to protecting the rights of citizens and defending democratic values.
The executive head highlighted Spain’s role as a leading country in the regulation of this sector, as shown by the ratification of the Charter of Digital Rights. In this sense, he has defended the need for a global body to oversee this technology and the importance of the upcoming approval of the European Regulation on Artificial Intelligence (AI Act), whose negotiation will be a priority for the Spanish presidency. Council of the European Union. Furthermore, Spain has promoted a pilot test bench (sandbox) to agree on a good practice guide to improve the implementation of these activities.
The government has approved the creation of the first Spanish Agency for the Supervision of Artificial Intelligence (AESIA) in A Coruña and the European Union has chosen Seville to house the Center for Algorithmic Transparency. Simultaneously, the executive has launched the Fond-ICO Next Tech to support leading startups and dedicated 500 million euros from the recovery plan to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence in Spain.