UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group on Ethics of AI
On 11 March 2020, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named the Ad Hoc Expert Group of 24 international experts for the purpose of drafting recommendations on ethical issues raised by the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI).
In November 2019, UNESCO General Conference has set out to establish the first global standard-setting instrument on ethics of artificial intelligence over the next two years. UNESCO General Conference has, at the same time, confirmed that the first International Research Centre of Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) shall have its seat in Slovenia.
To complete the task of drafting a global standard-setting instrument on ethics of artificial intelligence, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay appointed the Ad Hoc Expert Group, composed of 24 experts from different countries and cultural backgrounds. The Ad Hoc Group boasts with experts from scientific, social, economic, and other fields. Amongst the 24 experts, there is also a Slovenian, dr, Luka Omladič, assistant professor at Philosopy Department at Faculty of Arts and an ex member of UNESCO World Commission on Ethics, Science and Technology (COMEST).
Complete list of experts composing the Ad Hoc Expert Group for the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence is available here.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (hereinafter SCCR) made substantial progress on the issues advocated by the A2K Coalition (Access to Knowledge Coalition), which IPI is a member of. This year’s session was the most productive on the issues of exceptions and limitations. James Love (Knowledge Ecology International), a long-time observer at WIPO, described the outcome and the impact of the public interest community as the strongest since the conclusion of the Marrakech Treaty, which brought global copyright exceptions for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired.
Today, March 17, 2023, a symposium on law in the information society is taking place in the golden lecture hall of the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will present copyright aspects of artificial intelligence at the symposium.
The third day of the 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is intended for discussion on the topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright, especially in connection with the right to research.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) is being held in Geneva from March 13 to 17, 2023. The Intellectual Property Institute has a permanent observer status at WIPO since 2022 and is also a member of the Access to Knowledge Coalition (A2K coalition).