Amandeep Singh Gill appointed on UNESCO Panel focusing on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

New Delhi: A national of India, Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill was appointed by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, as one of the 24 members of the international expert group charged with drafting recommendations on the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The expert group will help set up the first global standard-setting instrument on ethics of artificial intelligence.

Mr Singh is the Project Director at International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Collaborative (I-DAIR), as well as a Senior Fellow at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He is the former Executive Director of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and also holds the distinction of serving on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

There is currently no global instrument that covers all relevant fields to guide the development and application of AI in a human-centered approach.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has therefore appointed 24 of the world’s leading experts working on the social, economic and cultural challenges of artificial intelligence to draft internationally applicable recommendations on ethical issues raised by the development and use of AI.

This follows the decision by UNESCO’s 193 Member States during its last General Conference in November 2019 to task the Organization with the development of the first global normative instrument on this key issue.

The international expert group, which is composed of women and men from diverse cultural backgrounds and all geographical regions, includes leading scientists and professionals with extensive knowledge of the technological and ethical aspects of AI.

During the first meeting of the group on 20 to 24 April, they will start examining the complex ethical choices which confront us in the emerging age of AI.