A U.N. meeting titled “AI for Good Global Summit” begins in Geneva on Thursday seeking ways to advise the globalist organization on “governance issues” alongside efforts to control the spread of artificial intelligence (AI) and human augmentation.
Some 3,000 experts from companies like Microsoft and Amazon as well as academics and NGO representatives are expected to take part alongside 40 U.N. sister agencies, all co-convened by the Government of Switzerland.
They will be joined by dozens of robots, including several humanoids like Ai-Da, the first ultra-realistic robot artist; Ameca, the world’s most advanced life-like robot; the humanoid rock singer Desdemona; and Grace, the most advanced healthcare robot, AFP reports.
“This technology is moving fast,” cautioned Doreen Bogdan-Martin, head of the International Telecommunication Union, the U.N.’s information and communications technology agency that convened the summit, echoing the warnings of others who see AI as fundamentally changing the world we live in – and not necessarily for the better.
“It’s a real opportunity for the world’s leading voices on AI to come together on the global stage and to address governance issues,” she told reporters. “Doing nothing is not an option. Humanity is dependent upon it. So we have to engage and try and ensure a responsible future with AI.”
She said the summit would examine possible frameworks and guardrails to support safe AI use while examining proposals for global interventions by the U.N. to control its use and ensure humanity is protected.
The AFP report sets out listed participants include Amazon’s chief technology officer Werner Vogels, Google DeepMind chief operating officer Lila Ibrahim and former Spain football captain Iker Casillas — who suffered a heart attack in 2019 and now advocates for AI use in heart attack prevention.