- UNESCO and Microsoft will advance the development of responsible AI and launch a joint initiative promoting and implementing the AI Ethics Recommendation, approved by 193 Member States at UNESCO’s General Conference in November 2021.
- The agreement has been confirmed by Alberto Granados, President of Microsoft Spain, and Gabriela Ramos, Deputy Director-General of Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO, at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona.
- Microsoft will assume co-chairmanship of UNESCO’s Business Council for Ibero-America.
- Both entities will work to promote and develop an inclusive, ethical and sustainable AI that puts people first.
UNESCO and Microsoft have signed a cooperation agreement to promote responsible artificial intelligence and develop a joint initiative to promote and implement the principles of the AI Ethics Recommendation approved by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 2021. Intends to act as one. Ethical Compass for governments, technology companies, research centers and laboratories and global regulatory foundations, among others, to enable the development, deployment and use of an AI that respects human rights and is at the service of society.
At the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, the agreement was confirmed by Alberto Granados, President of Microsoft Spain, and Gabriela Ramos, Deputy Director General of Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO, the global program for the connectivity industry. Together companies, governments and international organizations.
As part of the agreement, Microsoft will assume co-chairmanship of UNESCO’s Business Council for Ibero-America. This body promotes the development of AI through the use of tools that evaluate the ethical impact of AI development based on the recommendation of UNESCO that respects human rights; sharing experiences and perspectives; generation and dissemination of information on the responsible use of AI; and dissemination and awareness campaigns focused on the recommendation.
Similarly, UNESCO and Microsoft will jointly support and promote the application of the ethical principles of the Recommendation in the private sector, implement similar actions and conduct joint production of publications, debate forums as well as dissemination and awareness campaigns.
“We are very satisfied that Microsoft, one of the leading technology companies in Ibero-America and in the world, has joined this UNESCO initiative and is supporting us in the implementation of the Recommendation. We encourage everyone – governments, companies and citizens society – and having Microsoft as a partner will help us in our efforts to develop truly inclusive, ethical and sustainable AI.” Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, comments,
for his part, Natasha Crampton, Chief Responsible AI Officer D Microsoftdoes note “AI has the potential to transform society and create a more efficient, equitable and inclusive world. To do this, we need to bring together experiences and perspectives from across society, so that we can make more informed decisions about the responsible use of AI. We look forward to partnering with UNESCO in this important global effort.”
UNESCO and Microsoft are committed to promoting AI driven by ethical principles that put people first and stress the need for a coherent regulatory framework for the development and responsible use of this disruptive technology.