The Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation participates in the launch of a book on ethics and artificial intelligence law | UAH

In the presence of authorities, academics, relatives, students, authors and many distinguished guests, on June 14 in the UAH Oral Litigation Room, the group work “Introduction to Ethics and the Right of Artificial Intelligence” was presented. This work was coordinated by Professor Michele Hugues-Perella, academic, researcher and coordinator of the PhD in Law at Alberto Hurtado University. It is published in Madrid by the prestigious editorial “La Ley” and brings together the results of various investigations by 21 expert authors dedicated to the study of the intersections between law and technology (Jorge Alzamora, Marcos Antonio Aravena Flores, Michel Hugues Perela, Moisés Barrio Andrés, Francisco Bedecarratz Scholz, Pablo Contreras , María Isabel Cornejo Plaza, Daniel Finol González, Emma Fischer, María Flavia Guiñazú, Yamila Juri, Salvador Leal Wilhelm, Hernán López Hernández, Andrea Lucas Madrid Navarro-Dolmesic, Marco Osandon Chavez, Karina Soto, Pablo Violier and Daniel Zarro Miralles).

The presentation included comments from Ms. Aisen Echeverry Escudero, Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile, Dr. Eleonora Lam, UNESCO Regional Head for Social Sciences and Humanities, and Dr. Danielle Zaror, Researcher at the Center for Computer Law Studies. from the University of Chile and Dr. Michelle Hugues Perella, Academician from the Alberto Hurtado University.

As Minister Echeverry and Dr. Lam point out, the diffusion of artificial intelligence (“AI”) and its fusion with other emerging digital technologies has transformed society in countless areas. Its multiple uses and applications are surrounded by a series of problems and dilemmas that force us to take measures so that these transformations take place in a sustainable manner while respecting fundamental rights.

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That is why, in November 2021, UNESCO Member States adopted the first global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence, namely “Recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligenceAlthough it is not the first document to provide guidelines, procedures, principles and ethical values ​​for building regulatory frameworks for AI, it is the first document on a global scale. The aim, however, was to provide a global compass and normative base for building strong respect for the rule of law in the digital world. In this sense, at the moment in Chile, the national AI policy is being updated to adapt it to the recommendation.

Likewise, recent incidents of problems and dilemmas derived from certain uses of AI, as well as disturbing calls to halt its development and growing concerns about its existential risks, are a sign that action must be taken immediately. Whether or not AI actually carries risks to the existence of humanity, certainty is required. For this reason, Dr. Danielle Zarour, also a co-author of the book, focused her presentation on the content of her chapter titled: “Why is Technology Regulation So Hard?” Where he considered the considerations that must be taken into account when selecting good organizational tools and practices to address the problems and dilemmas of artificial intelligence.

At the end of the activity, Dr. Zagos thanked all those present, authors, people and institutions that supported both the process that led to the emergence of the book and those who collaborated with its launch, and invited them to reflect on these important issues in Spanish. In a comprehensive and accessible manner.

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