A charter for giant tech companies to create “more ethical artificial intelligence”

Eight companies from the technology sector – including US IT giant Microsoft – called for “creating more ethical artificial intelligence” during a global forum organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Slovenia yesterday, Monday. Signed a charter. , according to Agence France-Presse. ,

A statement from the organization quoted its director-general, Audrey Azoulay, as saying: This is a “new major step” after more than 50 countries adopted the first global rules on artificial intelligence in November 2021, and it “receives similar commitments Expects to do” from major companies. He stressed that this alliance is “essential to developing artificial intelligence that works for the public good.”

In addition to Microsoft, the charter was signed by the LGA i Research Center of the South Korean giant LG Group, the Chinese Lenovo Group, the bank card company Mastercard, the American software group Salesforce and the Spanish telecom company “Telefónica”.

Signatories to the document promised to “fully play our role in protecting human rights in the design, development, purchase, sale and use of artificial intelligence.”

The charter practically obliges companies to establish “verification procedures” to assess the risks and correct negative impacts of artificial intelligence within a reasonable time.

The agreement was signed at the Kran conference center near the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where the second UNESCO global forum on the topic is being held.

It comes days after EU member states on Friday approved globally unprecedented legislation to regulate artificial intelligence following intense talks on the balance between maintaining freedom of innovation and security.

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