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CAIRO – September 23, 2022: A number of international experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and human rights, along with international organizations and individuals, called for a united effort through international action and a legal framework to protect the privacy of human rights when it comes to adopting AI technologies.
The experts’ call was made at a workshop organized by the Arab-European Forum for Dialogue and Human Rights in Geneva, and Jusoor International for Media and Development, at the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Palace, on the sidelines of the ongoing 51st regular session of the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), held from September 12 to October 7.
The workshop sheds light on the challenges artificial intelligence poses, in addition to how it serves humanity.
It also focused on the great contributions of AI to achieving development, despite the lack of interest in the problems of AI and digital information technologies.
“It is a must to take early action and redouble efforts to achieve real treatments, which contribute to achieving a better reality of the approach between artificial intelligence and human rights,” said Ayman, president of the Arab-European Forum for Dialogue and Human Rights. Nasri.
Meanwhile, Akram Hazzam, professor of modern digital technologies and artificial intelligence at the University of Geneva, discussed the threats posed by the technical information revolution, “particularly when it comes to collecting and using a person’s personal information, who is a serious threatens security and safety and constitutes a violation of their rights and freedoms.”
“The collection, storage and use of information constitutes a major and serious violation that threatens the privacy and freedom of human beings and may extend to more dangerous aspects related to their security, security and stability,” said Mohammed Sharif Ferjani, an international expert in political science and humanitarian aid. studies.
“Ferjani criticized the practices of major democratic nations in acquiring AI technical details to gather information that can serve purposes contrary to humanity’s values and principles, relying on policies based on discrimination, to avoid unethical and achieve illicit goals that enable those countries to gain international dominance, set general trends for societies and realize media influence capable of guiding and directing global public opinion,” Jusoor said in a statement.
The president of Jusoor International for Media and Development, Mohamed Al Hammadi, spoke about the negative practices of the same technologies that increase people’s suffering and widen the technological gap between societies, saying: “Such actions that are a violation of people and deprive them of their fundamental rights and freedoms.”
He called for concerted efforts to ensure a humanitarian discourse of AI research and practices in a manner that preserves and respects human rights through an international movement and in line with legal and ethical policies to address the challenges that the AI in the field of human rights states .
“A universal charter for digital human rights is essential” to protect and improve the human rights system in the face of the challenges posed by technology in today’s world, he said.