Russia and China have met in Beijing to discuss the military use of artificial intelligence. According to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry, there was "a detailed exchange of assessments" on the use of AI technology for military purposes. Both countries agreed to intensify cooperation within the framework of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) of the States Parties to the Convention on Inhumane Weapons on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). The Russian statement emphasized the closeness of Russian and Chinese approaches to this issue and the need for further close cooperation. The Chinese statement made no mention of discussions on the military use of AI, but did mention consultations on "outer space security, biosecurity and artificial intelligence."

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