Artificial intelligence exists in everyday life, from booking flights and applying for loans to driving driverless cars. It is also used in professional areas such as cancer screening, or to help create an inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
according to Unesco, Artificial intelligence also supports government and private sector decision-making, And to help tackle global issues such as climate change and world hunger.
However, the agency warned that the technology “is bringing unprecedented challenges.”
“We are seeing more and more gender and racial prejudice, major threats to privacy, dignity, and agency, the danger of large-scale surveillance, and the increasing use of unreliable artificial intelligence technologies in law enforcement, and so on. So far, there is no universal standard to answer these questions,” UNESCO explained in a statement.
With this in mind, the adopted text aims to guide the construction of the necessary legal infrastructure to ensure the ethical development of the technology.
“The world needs artificial intelligence rules to benefit mankind. Recommendations on artificial intelligence ethics are an important answer. It sets the first global normative framework At the same time making countries responsible for applying it at their level. UNESCO will support the implementation of its 193 member states and require them to report on their progress and practices on a regular basis,” said UNESCO’s head Audrey Azoulay (Audrey Azoulay).
Artificial intelligence as a positive contribution to mankind
The text aims to highlight the advantages of artificial intelligence while reducing the risks it also brings.According to the agency, it provides a guide to ensure that digital transformation promotes human rights and helps achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Address issues related to transparency, accountability, and privacy, and provide action-oriented policy chapters on data governance, education, culture, labor, healthcare, and economics.
One of its main requirements is to protect data, Beyond what technology companies and governments are doing, to ensure more protection for individuals by ensuring transparency, agency, and control of personal data. The proposal also explicitly prohibits the use of artificial intelligence systems for social scoring and large-scale surveillance.
The text also emphasizes that artificial intelligence participants should favor data, energy, and resource-efficient methods, which will help ensure that artificial intelligence becomes a more important tool for tackling climate change and solving environmental problems.
“Decisions affecting millions of people should be fair, transparent and controversial. These new technologies must help us deal with the major challenges of today’s world, such as rising inequality and environmental crises, rather than deepen them.” UNESCO Society Said Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Humanities.
You can read the full text here.