Deep knowledge, decision-making, substitution of man in heavy or repetitive tasks … Artificial intelligence can make life much easier for humanity, but it also carries serious risks. So much so that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called on Wednesday for a partial moratorium on the use and sale of this technology.
– “We cannot continue to react belatedly to the effects of artificial intelligence, nor allow it to be used in an unlimited way, without borders or supervision, to later face its almost inevitable consequences on human rights,” said the high commissioner.
For her part, Peggy Hicks, director of thematic engagement at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, added:
“Artificial Intelligence is already part of our lives. And there is no time to lose to ensure that it is designed and deployed so that our societies are better and does not allow discrimination, invade our privacy and undermine our rights.”
The report published by the UN warns that many companies have already adopted Artificial Intelligence without introducing safeguards that prevent discrimination and other prejudices.