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UNESCO’s Pivotal Forum for Nurturing Ethical AI Governance

Feb. 02, 2024.
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UNESCO is setting the stage for a transformative dialogue on artificial intelligence with its Global Forum on AI, drawing ministers and representatives from 194 member states. This pivotal assembly, slated for February 5-6 under the auspices of Director-General Audrey Azoulay and Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob, aims to critically assess and advance the global governance of AI, ensuring its alignment with the common good.

Crafting a Human-Centered AI Framework

The forum marks a crucial juncture, two years since the unanimous adoption of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in November 2021. This landmark framework not only pioneered global standards in AI ethics but also catalyzed the establishment of a human-centered AI governance structure. In its wake, over 50 states have leveraged UNESCO’s resources to refine their AI readiness, enhancing national laws and policies to resonate with these ethical standards.

Fostering Global Collaboration and Private Sector Engagement

During the forum’s second edition, member states will showcase their strides in AI governance and exchange best regulatory practices. This collective endeavor aims to preclude an “AI Wild West,” steering the technology towards universally beneficial outcomes. In a significant move, around 10 leading global private entities will endorse UNESCO’s Recommendation, pledging to embody its ethical principles, a testament to UNESCO’s efforts in rallying the private sector towards building trustworthy, ethical AI.

Launching Initiatives for a Responsible AI Future

UNESCO is not just facilitating discussions; it’s actively shaping the future of AI ethics. The forum will witness the launch of several groundbreaking initiatives: the AI Ethics Experts without Borders Network, providing expert support to states and policymakers; the Global AI Ethics Observatory, monitoring ethical AI practices worldwide; and the Women4Ethical AI platform, championing gender inclusion in AI ethics discourse.

In orchestrating this forum, UNESCO is not merely hosting a dialogue but spearheading a global movement, uniting governments, private sectors, and experts in a collective quest to ensure AI serves humanity’s best interests.

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SOURCE: UNESCO’s Forum To Strengthen Global Governance On Artificial Intelligence – Voice of Nigeria (von.gov.ng)

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