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Unlocking AI's Full Potential: A DEEP Dive for Maximum Impact

At this year's UN General Assembly, the importance of inclusive global governance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) was discussed, recognizing its potential and challenges. The UN Secretary-General suggested the need for a new UN agency to manage AI's global impact.
AI technology, which can think like humans, has been evolving since the 1950s, with platforms like ChatGPT gaining over 100 million users. AI already impacts the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting various initiatives worldwide.
Despite its potential, AI poses challenges, including data bias, potential job losses, and disinformation. To harness AI's potential, UNDP focuses on democratizing and demystifying AI, empowering people to use AI for better lives, exploring AI safely, and protecting people from AI's negative impacts.
UNDP's approach underscores that AI is about people and must be people-centered. It emphasizes public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of AI, making AI products relevant to different contexts, experimenting with AI safely, and using AI ethically and responsibly.
UNDP's global work acknowledges the importance of context, collaboration, capacities, competencies, and comparative advantage when implementing AI in development. AI is seen as a tool that can augment human efforts and should be founded on inclusivity and rights. The post also highlights that AI's reach extends beyond Silicon Valley, with innovation happening in developing countries, offering a vast opportunity for global collaboration and innovation. In the era of AI, responsible and equitable use is crucial for a more sustainable and prosperous world while avoiding further digital divides.

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  • Kevin

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    The use of AI should be well monitored

    • George Kariuki

      36 w

      Responsible and equitable use of AI is crucial for a more sustainable and prosperous world.

      • walter lungayi

        36 w

        The discussion on inclusive global governance for AI at the UN General Assembly highlights the growing recognition of AI's potential and the need to address its challenges. Establishing a new UN agency to manage AI's global impact could be a important step towards ensuring responsible and ethical development of AI technology.

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