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Artificial intelligence is feeding inequality, Unesco warns


UN science agency proposes strict ethical guidelines as race for artificial intelligence dominance intensifies

The acceleration of artificial intelligence research around the world is exacerbating inequalities, and swift global action is required to ensure the technology is developed ethically, according to a top official at Unesco, the UN’s science agency.

Gabriela Ramos, assistant director-general for social and human sciences at Unesco, told Research Professional News that there were “thousands of examples” of harm from AI caused by a lack of ethical considerations, such as severe gender bias.

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