The United Nations and the Dutch government Announce Plans to create a framework for ethical oversight of artificial intelligence (AI).
On October 5, the Dutch Digital Infrastructure Authority and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially launched a project called “Supervision of AI by Competent Authorities,” through which data will be collected on the ways in which European countries can supervise AI. Artificial.
The project is financially supported by the European Commission’s Technical Support Instrument (TSI), and the information collected by the project will lead to a list of “best practice” recommendations.
This discussion is not technological, but societal, said Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO.
“We are talking about the kind of world we want to live in. To shape the technological development of artificial intelligence, we need effective governance frameworks underpinned by the ethical and moral values that we all hold dear.”
Along with best practices, the information collected will help create future training courses to improve “institutional capacity” on this topic.
UNESCO has already played a major role in establishing ethical guidelines for AI in November 2021, which were adopted by all its member states.
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These moves from UNESCO come after the EU Artificial Intelligence Act was passed in Parliament in June 2022. The Artificial Intelligence Act represents a comprehensive set of rules for the development of artificial intelligence within the European Union. The European Commission proposed the draft law in April, and after Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour, member states will hold negotiations with Parliament to determine the details.
Since the bill was passed in Parliament, the EU has also introduced an initiative for AI startups in the region that would accelerate access to supercomputers.
European countries are also considering regulation of artificial intelligence and strategies for its development. On August 25, Spain announced its plans to create a local AI regulatory agency and a national strategy to ensure that AI development in the country is “inclusive, sustainable and citizen-centred.”
Meanwhile, in Germany, politicians and digital experts are divided over their ideas on how to best manage and implement technology.
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