LONDON - Elon Musk said on Wednesday an inaugural AI Safety Summit in Britain wanted to establish a "third-party referee" that can oversee companies developing artificial intelligence, to sound the alarm if they have concerns.

"What we're really aiming for here is to establish a framework for insight so that there's at least a third-party referee, an independent referee, that can observe what leading AI companies are doing and at least sound the alarm if they if they have concerns," he told reporters.

"I don't know what necessarily the fair rules are, but you've got to start with insight before you do oversight," Musk said.

(Reporting by William James; editing by Kate Holton)