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TS, UNESCO join forces to put ethics at the heart of AI systems

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The Government of Telangana and UNESCO have joined forces to implement the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI, signing a Letter of Intent to drive efforts and action.

The collaboration focuses on promoting the ethical development and use of AI awareness raising, capacity building and contributions to UNESCO’s Global Observatory on AI Ethics.

The partnership signifies a shared commitment to an AI-powered future that prioritises societal good and equitable development.

A significant collaboration between the Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) Department of the Government of Telangana and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is set to shape the landscape of the ethical development of and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Letter of Intent marks the beginning of a strategic partnership aimed at promoting the implementation of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

The signing ceremony took place on August 20, 2023, in Hyderabad, in the presence of Vakati Karuna, Secretary of Education Department, Government of Telangana, Dr Mariagrazia Squicciarini, Director and Chief of Executive Officer, Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO, and Rama Devi Lanka, Director of Emerging Technologies, Government of Telangana.

The collaboration gains further significance with the ITE&C Department’s role in shaping the technological landscape of Telangana, ensuring that advancements are aligned with ethical values.

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