Pakistan’s Nighat Dade joins UN chief Antonio Guterres’ high-level AI advisory board

Nighat Dad, Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation (DRF).  - rightscon
Nighat Dad, Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation (DRF). – rightscon

Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) Executive Director Nighat Dad was on Friday appointed to the High-Level Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence (AI) by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The 39-member advisory board, comprising eminent and accomplished individuals from around the world, will focus on addressing the global governance of AI as their interim recommendations, due by the end of the year, will focus on three core areas such as international AI governance. A shared understanding of the risks and challenges associated with generative AI and the deployment of these technologies.

The Advisory Board will also explore opportunities and mechanisms for the use of AI with the aim of accelerating the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The development related to dad’s inclusion on the board was announced by the Pakistan Chapter of the United Nations on

“Congratulations to @NighatDad, Executive Director of @DigitalRightsPK, who is now a member of the High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Launched by UNSG @AntonioGuterres, it will support the international community’s efforts to regulate artificial intelligence “

Commenting on taking on this new, important membership, DRF Executive Director said: “I am honored to serve on this high-level Advisory Board focused on the emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which brings opportunities but also presents significant challenges. I am excited to bring a global majority world perspective to our discussions and emphasize the importance of recognizing potential human rights issues that may impact marginalized communities around the world as we Adopting new technologies.

Dade said his goal is to address the real-time threats and vulnerabilities facing these communities and shed light on emerging problems through an intersectional lens when considering global AI governance.

talking with jio.tvDad highlighted how his role in the body as a global expert specifically brings a human rights perspective to debates and discussions, while also focusing on improved governance of AI globally .

“But I think it is good that the perspective of countries like Pakistan and the global majority will be part of these discussions, so the conversation will not just be dominated by the global north or white people, but we will also bring our own realities. Region and country,” she said.

The DRF founder elaborated that if the UN is looking at this issue, hopefully this body will look at it equally, taking into account all the challenges, opportunities, innovations and governance models around the world, including ours. Will bring to one table. parent compound.

In his announcement earlier today, Guterres said: “For developing economies, AI offers the possibility to advance older technologies and deliver services directly to those who need them most.”

He said it is also difficult to understand the transformative potential of AI for good.

“And we urgently need this enabler and accelerator. Many countries are already struggling with the impact of the climate crisis. The 2030 Agenda – our global blueprint for peace and prosperity on a healthy planet – is in deep crisis,” he highlighted. Poured. ,

UNSG said AI could help change this and supercharge efforts to achieve climate action as well as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

“But it all depends on using AI technologies responsibly and making them accessible to everyone – including the developing countries that need them most,” he said.

Guterres expressed hope that the high-level advisory board is gender-balanced, geographically diverse and spanning generations.

“Members have deep experience across government, business, the technology community, civil society and academia. They bring a broad range of perspectives to the work,” the UN chief said in his announcement.

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