The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has launched a global online consultation on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI).
UNESCO recognises that there is an urgent need for a global instrument on the ethics of AI to ensure that ethical, social and political issues can be adequately addressed both in times of peace and in extraordinary situations like the current global health crisis.
Accordingly, an international group of experts on AI has produced a draft UNESCO Recommendation, which is to be submitted to the UNESCO Member States for adoption in November 2021. If adopted, it will be the first global normative instrument to address the developments and applications of AI.
As part of the online consultation process, UNESCO has developed a questionnaire to collect feedback on the first draft of the Recommendation. UNESCO is inviting civil society organizations, decision-makers, the general public, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, media representatives, the private sector, the scientific community and all other interested stakeholders to comment on the draft text.
The deadline for comments is 31 July 2020.
The draft UNESCO Recommendation is accessible here.
For further information, contact the UNESCO Secretariat at [email protected].
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