UN: Morocco joins US in presenting draft resolution on AI

UN: Morocco joins US in presenting draft resolution on AI

The United States, Morocco and more than 50 other nations, have presented a draft resolution at the UN General Assembly to establish a unified strategy regarding artificial intelligence (AI). The resolution advocates for the promotion of "safe, secure, and trustworthy" AI systems to tackle various global issues such as poverty, healthcare, food security, and climate change.

Speaking at a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield highlighted AI's potential to positively impact economies and societies worldwide, emphasizing the importance of ensuring inclusive development. Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilale underscored the necessity of minimizing the digital divide between developed and developing nations, recognizing AI's potential benefits for sectors like healthcare and agriculture, particularly in African countries.

The resolution calls for the development of AI systems that prioritize human-centric, ethical, and sustainable principles, while respecting human rights and international law. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has previously urged collaboration between governments and tech firms to manage AI risks.

The resolution will be considered formally on March 21.

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