The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has urged governments to fully implement its Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence immediately.
This global normative framework, adopted unanimously by the 193 Member States of the Organization, provides all the necessary safeguards.
“The world needs stronger ethical rules for artificial intelligence: this is the challenge of our time. UNESCO’s Recommendation on the ethics of AI sets the appropriate normative framework”, said UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay in press release
“Our Member States all endorsed this Recommendation in November 2021. It is high time to implement the strategies and regulations at the national level. We have to walk the talk and ensure we deliver on the Recommendation’s objectives” she added.
The move follows calls by over 1000 tech workers this week for a pause in the training of the most powerful AI systems, including Chat GPT.
The Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence is a global normative framework, adopted unanimously by the 193 Member States of the Organization to provide all the necessary safeguards.
It guides countries on how to maximize the benefits of AI and reduce the risks it entails. To this end, it contains values and principles, but also detailed policy recommendations in all relevant areas.
UNESCO is concerned by many of the ethical issues raised by these innovations, in particular discrimination and stereotyping, including the issue of gender inequality, but also the fight against disinformation, the right to privacy, the protection of personal data, and human and environmental rights, said the statement.
Source: Bahrain News Agency