Steering AI for Knowledge Societies: A ROAM Perspective available in Spanish

Following the launch of the publication in English, Chinese and Russian and its appeal to worldwide stakeholders, Steering AI and Advanced ICTs for Knowledge Societies is now available in Spanish.
The Spanish version of Steering AI and Advanced ICTs for Knowledge Societies was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the UNESCO Montevideo Office. It aims to facilitate and foster research and discussions on artificial intelligence by various stakeholders and help inform Spanish-speaking Member States in formulating strong AI-related policies. The publication also offers a set of recommendations for action that can serve as inspiration for the development of new and ethical policy frameworks, whether by States in their different fields of work, or diverse actors in the private sector, members of academia and the technical community, and civil society.

This study frames its assessment of artificial intelligence (AI) through UNESCO’s Internet Universality ROAM principles agreed by UNESCO Member States in 2015. It covers how AI and advanced ICTs will impact human Rights, Openness and Access, and how a Multi-stakeholder approach underpins work to address both the challenges and opportunities. The publication also addresses the issue of how to steer the development and usage of AI in ways that mitigate risks and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

As AI and other new technologies have been evolving within the ecosystem of the Internet, UNESCO believes that the Internet Universality ROAM principles can serve as a well-grounded and holistic framework for UNESCO and stakeholders to help shape the design, application and governance of AI. UNESCO thus recommended that States implement Internet Universality Indicators (IUIs) to measure human Rights, Openness, Accessibility and Multi-stakeholder participation and to thereby map and improve the ecosystem in which AI is developed, applied and governed.

Hence, the report highlights the Internet Universality Indicators’ relevancy in assessing achievements and gaps of Internet development and policies via an inclusive multi-stakeholder methodology. UNESCO has been working with stakeholders from 21 countries to implement national assessments of Internet development using the Indicators. The first completed assessment of Internet Universality indicators is in Brazil (full report in English and Portuguese) followed by Benin, Senegal and Kenya.


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