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.