UN Security Council convenes first AI meeting.
The United Nations Security Council (Security Council) held its first meeting on artificial intelligence (AI) today, Reuters reports.
The meeting was attended by 15 council members, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Jack Clarke, co-founder of AI startup Anthropic, and Professor Yi Zheng, co-director of the China-UK Institute for AI Ethics and Governance.
“Both military and non-military applications of AI could have serious consequences for global peace and security,” Guterres said, expressing support for the creation of a UN body to oversee them.
Previously, some countries had called for an AI watchdog to be modeled after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
While board members argued at the meeting that AI should not be left unchecked, they also raised concerns about its potential for abuse.
China’s ambassador to the UN, Zhang Zun, characterized AI as a “double-edged sword” and said he supported the UN’s coordinating role in establishing basic guidelines for AI.
He emphasized that “the focus should be on people and ‘good AI’ to prevent this technology from becoming an unleashed horse.”
“No Council member should use AI to censor, control, oppress, or disempower people,” said US Deputy Permanent Representative Jeffrey Durentis, 카지노사이트넷 noting the need for cooperation between countries on AI.
Russia, on the other hand, raised the fundamental question of whether the Security Council should be discussing AI as a body that maintains international peace and security.
Dmitry Poljansky, Russia’s deputy ambassador to the UN, pointed out that “(AI) requires a professional, scientific, knowledge-based discussion that can take years, and such discussions are already taking place on specialized platforms.”