Senior officials from both the United States and China expressed their concerns to the other side in their first dialogue on the safe use of artificial intelligence, the countries said Wednesday.

Following the meeting in Geneva on Tuesday on emerging risks associated with advanced AI, Adrienne Watson, a White House National Security Council spokeswoman, said the United States raised concerns over the misuse of the new technology, including by China.

She said in a statement that the officials had a "candid and constructive discussion" and the United States stressed "the importance of ensuring AI systems are safe, secure and trustworthy."

China's Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, said Beijing voiced dissatisfaction over U.S. restrictions in the field of AI.

The United States and its allies have tightened controls on exports of cutting-edge semiconductors and other technologies to China as part of efforts to prevent the Asian power from using them for its military modernization.

Ahead of the one-day meeting, a senior U.S. administration official said the dialogue would not be focused "on any particular deliverables, but rather an exchange of views on the technical risks of AI and an opportunity to directly communicate on respective areas of concern."

The launch of such a dialogue, involving senior officials from various agencies, was agreed on during the first in-person meeting in a year between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in November.

When the presidents met near San Francisco, they agreed to increase the lines of communication and take an array of steps to lower the temperature in the rivalry between the world's two largest economies.

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