Group of Seven (G7) officials will meet next week to consider issues raised by productive artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT, Japan announced today.

The G7 leaders, which includes the US, EU countries and Japan, agreed last week to create an intergovernmental forum called the “Hiroshima Process on AI” to discuss issues related to rapidly developing artificial intelligence tools.

G7 government officials will have their first working meeting on artificial intelligence on May 30 and will look at issues such as intellectual property protection, disinformation and how to regulate technology, Japan’s Communications Minister Takeaki Matsumoto said.

The meeting comes as tech regulators around the world assess the impact of popular AI services, such as Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT app.

The EU is close to enactment of the world’s first major AI legislation, inspiring other governments to consider what rules should apply to AI tools.

Japan, as this year’s G7 presidency, “will lead the G7 discussion on the responsible use of productive artificial intelligence technology,” Matsumoto continued, adding that the forum hoped to come up with proposals for heads of state by the end of the year .

At last week’s G7 summit in Hiroshima, its leaders also called for the development and adoption of international technical standards to keep artificial intelligence “reliable” and “consistent with our shared democratic values.”

The G7 working group on artificial intelligence will seek input from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Matsumoto concluded at a regular press conference.