Joe Biden and Chinese president Xi speak by phone about AI risks

The leaders of the world’s two largest economies agreed to a fresh dialogue on how to manage the risks of AI

US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit in 2021. Picture: Getty Images

US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke by telephone on Tuesday, their first one-on-one communication since meeting in California last November.

The leaders of the world’s two biggest economies have managed to maintain a veneer of diplomatic stability despite deep mutual suspicion between their countries, and as their governments pursue export controls, sanctions and tariffs.

At the same time, they have sought common ground on issues including risks posed by artificial intelligence ...