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.
On Friday 23 June 2023, a webinar entitled “Copyright and Legal Basis for Generative Artificial Intelligence Training” was held as the inaugural event of an informal research network in the region in the field of copyright. Researchers from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia participated in the event, which is part of the national Open Knowledge Day initiative and the national and regional coordination activities carried out by ODIPI under the auspices of Knowledge Rights 21.
Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute ODIPI is organising a webinar on the topic of text and data mining copyright exception, titled “Copyright-legal basis for training generative AI”, as part of the national and regional coordination of the Knowledge Rights 21 programme, led by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič.