The Intergovernmental special committee meeting of technical and legal experts will be convened in April and June 2021 to examine the draft text of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The negotiated and approved text will be submitted to Member States for the adoption by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 41st session. If adopted, the Recommendation will be the first global normative instrument in this critically important field.
At its 40th session in November 2019, UNESCO’s General Conference decided to develop an international standard-setting instrument on the ethics of AI, in the form of a recommendation. Since then, UNESCO has led a multidisciplinary, multicultural and pluralist effort to produce a preliminary report and a first draft of the Recommendation, shared with Member States in September 2020 for their comments.
These written comments were taken into consideration by the Director-General when preparing her final report on the Recommendation, containing the draft of the Recommendation on the Ethics of AI. An Intergovernmental special committee meeting of technical and legal experts will consider the draft of the Recommendation in two phases: the first from 26 to 30 April 2021, and the second from 21 to 25 June 2021.
This special committee will decide on the final draft of the Recommendation, which will be submitted for adoption to the General Conference of UNESCO at its 41st session.
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