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China Advocates Ethical AI Development at World Artificial Intelligence Conference

China Advocates Ethical AI Development at World Artificial Intelligence Conference

Shanghai, July 07, 2024, The Europe Today: Amid increasing global scrutiny of artificial intelligence (AI) governance, China has emphasized the necessity of developing this transformative technology in a manner that ensures safety, reliability, inherent controllability, and equity.

At the ongoing World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), China unveiled a declaration highlighting the critical importance of ethical and responsible AI development. The declaration also stressed the role of AI in enhancing the capabilities of developing nations.

Addressing the opening ceremony of WAIC, Chinese Premier Li Qiang outlined the challenges facing AI technology in domains such as law, security, employment, and moral ethics.

“The risks associated with AI span from data breaches, privacy concerns, and copyright issues to misinformation and ethical dilemmas such as bias and discrimination,” noted Zhou Bowen, director of the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, during a keynote speech at WAIC. “There is also a growing apprehension regarding its potential impact on employment,” Zhou added.

Yin Hejun, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, underscored the consensus that AI must always be subject to human oversight to ensure safe and beneficial outcomes. “Achieving this objective necessitates collaborative efforts among nations worldwide,” Minister Yin emphasized.

China’s proposal for global AI governance garnered widespread support from WAIC participants worldwide. Attendees concurred on the urgent need for enhanced international cooperation to effectively mitigate the potential risks associated with this groundbreaking technological advancement.

The World Artificial Intelligence Conference continues to serve as a pivotal platform for deliberating on the responsible development and governance of AI, with discussions expected to shape future global policies in this crucial domain.