UN Security Council to Discuss AI Risks: Details
This week in New York, the United Nations Security Council will hold its first official discussion on artificial intelligence (AI), with Britain urging an international conversation about its effects on international peace and security.
Governments from all over the world are debating how to lessen the risks posed by developing AI technology, which has the potential to alter the global economy and the nature of international security.
This month, Britain is in charge of rotating the UN Security Council presidency, and the country has been pushing for a global leadership position in AI regulation. Tuesday’s discussion will be led by James Cleverly, the British foreign secretary.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported a proposal from some AI executives in June to establish a global AI watchdog organisation akin to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Since ChatGPT was introduced six months ago and quickly rose to the top of the fastest-growing app charts, generative AI technology that can produce authoritative prose from text prompts has captured the public’s attention. Concerns about AI’s capacity to produce deepfake images and other false information have also come to light.
The warnings about generative AI, the most recent type of artificial intelligence, are deafening. According to Guterres, the developers who created it speak out the loudest. Those warnings must be taken seriously.
He also stated that by the end of the year, work would begin on a high-level AI advisory body that would review AI governance arrangements on a regular basis and make recommendations on how to make them more in line with human rights, the rule of law, and the greater good.