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UNESCO urged all countries to implement a global ethical framework for artificial intelligence “without delay”.

UNESCO urged all countries to implement a global ethical framework for artificial intelligence “without delay”.
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay (REUTERS / Alkis Konstantinidis) File photo

UNESCO has asked the countries this Thursday Adopt a global ethical framework for artificial intelligence “without delay”.It was unanimously adopted in 2021 by the organization’s 193 member states.

The petition comes a day after more than a thousand scientists and technologists called for a moratorium on the development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

“The world needs high ethical standards for artificial intelligence: this is the great challenge of our time. The UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI establishes an appropriate regulatory framework,” said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in a statement.

“It is time to use strategies and regulations at the national level. We must lead by example,” he asserted.

The framework, approved by the UNESCO General Assembly in November 2021, demands “Guarantee transparency and accessibility” of algorithms based on these technologies.

A reference image of the ChatGPT screen, one of the most popular AIs

In the report, UNESCO is concerned about a number of ethical issues raised by these findings, in particular Discrimination and homogeneityIncluding the issue of gender inequality, but Fight against misinformationRight to privacy, protection of personal data and human and environmental rights.

UNESCO’s mission is to make the most of AI, providing more effective tools for development rather than escaping human control.

To ensure that AI developments comply with the provisions of the law and to avoid damages, when damages occur; Liability and Remedial Mechanisms Available to victims.

So far, more than forty countries from all parts of the world have already collaborated with UNESCO to develop AI trials and reserves at the national level based on the recommendation.

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However, with the rise of AI tools ChatGPT In recent months and yesterday’s call by experts, UNESCO has urged countries around the world to take steps from a legal framework to ensure that the expansion of this technology is not done at the expense of citizens.

(with information from EFE)

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