AI now merits major government attention
Both the White House and the UK government are concerned about the future of AI research, which is good news for the progress of the field I guess. Regulators tend to only step in after something is decently mature (and maybe too far gone, in fact).
In the U.S., the White House is providing guidelines for how projects with government funding should pursue AI research, in the best way possible to avoid and end of human civilization type outcome. Noble goal.