The first ever A global standard for the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) was introduced by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday.
The agreement was approved by UNESCO member states at their general conference on Tuesday.
“Artificial intelligence has the potential to benefit societies and economies in many ways, but it also involves risks and challenges,” UNESCO said in a press release.
The Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence defines common values and principles that will help to create the legal infrastructure needed to ensure the healthy development of artificial intelligence.
“The world needs rules for artificial intelligence to benefit humanity. The recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence is an important response,” Azoulay said at a news conference in Paris.
The Recommendation has three main components: values, principles and strategic areas.
The main content of the recommendation is the protection of data, the prohibition of social scoring and mass control, the facilitation of monitoring and evaluation, and the protection of the environment.
On December 7 and 8, the 2021 International Artificial Intelligence and Training Forum will be held as a “hybrid” (online and in-person) event in Qingdao, China.
Participants will consider how the management of AI and innovation networks can be strengthened to steer AI towards the common good of education and humanity.
Source: ANI / Xinhua