Communications minister Sanae Takaichi on Friday proposed setting up an international set of basic rules for developing artificial intelligence to her peers at the Group of Seven ministerial meeting on information and communication technology in Shikoku.

Speaking after the first day of the ICT meeting, Takaichi said she introduced eight basic principles Tokyo believes important when developing computer science that gives machines human-like intelligence, and that she was generally supported in calling for further discussion.

The eight principles include making AI networks controllable by human beings and respect for human dignity and privacy.