UNESCO “Recommendation on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence”
In November 2021, UNESCO has announced the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. The Recommendation aims to maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks of AI, promoting human rights and contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. It points out the following four issues around transparency, accountability and privacy.
1. Protecting data
2. Banning social scoring and mass surveillance
3. Helping to monitor and evaluate
4. Protecting the environment
Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences states that, “Decisions impacting millions of people should be fair, transparent and contestable. These new technologies must help us address the major challenges in our world today, such as increased inequalities and the environmental crisis, and not deepen them.”