At a time when there are many reasons for fears of artificial intelligence and its impact on the world, and amid warnings of the consequences of its getting out of control, concerned global countries have taken action.
The United Nations Security Council is due to hold its first formal debate on artificial intelligence this week in New York, with Britain calling for an international dialogue on the impact of artificial intelligence on world peace and security.
Technology risk mitigation
The meeting comes as governments around the world consider how to mitigate the risks of emerging AI technology, which could reshape the global economy and change the landscape of international security.
Britain takes over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council this month, seeking a global leadership role in regulating the use of artificial intelligence.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will also chair the debate on Tuesday.
It is noteworthy that last June, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, supported a proposal made by some executives in the field of artificial intelligence to establish an international monitoring body for artificial intelligence similar to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
United Nations representatives as well as leaders and experts have recently doubled down on calls for regulations so that these new technologies do not put humanity at risk.
On Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council also adopted a resolution calling on the international community to take preventive and control measures with regard to artificial intelligence, according to Agence France-Presse.
The resolution urges enhancing the transparency of artificial intelligence systems and ensuring that data allocated to this technology is collected, used, shared, stored and deleted in ways that are compatible with human rights, especially after Jeffrey Hinton, who is described as the “godfather of artificial intelligence”, in June urged governments to intervene to ensure that machines do not take control. on the society.