The U.N. Security Council will host the first meeting on the potential threats of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to international peace and security, organised by the United Kingdom (UK).
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The Security Council of U.N. will hold the first-ever meeting on the potential threats of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to international peace and security, organised by the UK, which sees tremendous potential but also major risks about the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The meeting will be held on July 18 as the centrepiece of council’s presidency, announced by the UK Ambassador Barbara Woodward.
Woodward said that since becoming Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has been pushing for a leadership position in the global efforts to regulate AI tools. He had announced that Britain will host the first global summit on AI as Uk is the natural place to lead the conversation on AI.
International AI Experts and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will provide briefing on the AI which last month called the alarm bells over the most advanced form of AI “deafening” and loudest from its developers.
The UN Chief Guterres revealed his plan to appoint a scientific advisory board with exertise in the AI sector. He also said that he would react favourably on the creating of new UN agency on AI with some regulatory powers, similar to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The statement given by the UN Chief for these scientists and experts is “These Scientists and Experts have called on the world to act, declaring AI an existential threat to humanity on a par with the risk of nuclear war.”
Woodward points out that UK wants follow a multilateral approach to manage both the huge opportunities and the risk affiliated with the artificial intelligence.
Some of the benefits stressed by Woodward:
- AI has the potential to help the UN Development programs.
- Improve humanitarian aid operation.
- AI will assist in peacekeeping operations.
- AI will support conflict prevention.
- AI has the potential to close the gap between the developed and developing countries.
Despite these benefits the risk side of AI raised serious security question that must be addressed.