- The United Nations formed an advisory body to support greater international cooperation on the governance of artificial intelligence.
- Its members include Sony Chief Technology Officer Hiroaki Kitano, OpenAI CTO Mira Murati, and Microsoft Chief Responsible AI Officer Natasha Crampton.
- The advisory body’s initial recommendations are expected by the end of this year.
As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more widespread, the United Nations (UN) launched a 39-member advisory body to support greater international cooperation in the governance of AI, with the group’s first meeting on Friday.
The UN said the AI advisory body consists of experts from the government, private sector, research community, and academia, to help support collaboration across different stakeholder groups. Among them are Sony CTO Hiroaki Kitano, OpenAI CTO Mira Murati, and Microsoft Chief Responsible AI Officer Natasha Crampton.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the remarkable progress in AI capabilities, as well as its potential risks, saying, “I have called for a global, multidisciplinary, multistakeholder conversation on the governance of AI so that its benefits to humanity—all of humanity—are maximized, and the risks contained and diminished.”
The UN’s advisory body is expected to make recommendations by the end of this year. These recommendations could also feed into negotiations around a proposed Global Digital Compact next year, which is expected to outline shared principles for governing a “global free and secure digital future for all.”