UN calls for 'moratorium' on the use of artificial intelligence

... artificial intelligence can pose a serious risk to human rights.

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Baku, Jale Akbar, İnteraz - 15 September 2021, 17:56

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an urgent moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems until adequate security measures are put in place, arguing that they pose a serious risk to human rights.

 

InterAz informs citing TRT Haber.

 

The new report of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights on artificial intelligence systems has been announced.

 

Commenting on the report, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet emphasized that artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to human rights.

 

Calling for an urgent moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems until adequate security measures are taken, Bachelet stated that artificial intelligence applications that do not comply with international human rights law should be banned.

 

Noting that artificial intelligence can be useful to overcome some of the major challenges today, Bachelet said, "have negative, even catastrophic, effects if they are used without sufficient regard to how they affect people’s human rights".