- He was appointed on July 18
- During the meeting, experts, business representatives and the UN Secretary General will speak to the participants
- Guterres himself advocates global regulation
- Previously, he supported CAIS findings that AI could pose a threat to humanity.
At the end of July, the UN Security Council for the first time in history will discuss the possible risks and threats from the global implementation of AI. This confirmed Ambassador of Great Britain Barbara Woodward to the organization.
The meeting will take place on July 18. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley will chair. During the meeting, the parties will listen to briefings by representatives of big business, experts and Secretary General António Guterres.
Notably, the latter backed an open call from the Center for AI Security (CAIS) earlier this month. Recall that the organization equated the threat from AI to the Covid pandemic and even nuclear war.
“These scientists and experts called the world to action by declaring artificial intelligence an existential (questioning existence) threat to humanity” – Guterres noted.
Also earlier, the Secretary General announced the formation of an advisory council on AI as part of the UN. This group is expected to develop recommendations and regulations for sector regulation.
Woodworth stressed that the UK is taking a “sensible” approach. The country recognizes the vast potential of the segment, but also advocates its regulation in order to minimize possible risks. And this will require a global effort.
According to the ambassador, the prospects for the use of AI are huge. In theory, this technology could help close the gap between wealthy countries and those that are developing.