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The United Nations has unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at establishing international AI development standards. Introduced earlier this month by the United States, the resolution, which passed the General Assembly without a vote, was backed by more than 120 other UN members, including China. The resolution's language …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Been there, done that some time ago. Have you forgotten already?

    The resolution, which states it only addresses AI in the "non-military domain," also calls for establishment of a global consensus on what makes a safe, secure and trustworthy AI as well as the creation of international standards to that end.

    Keeping IT really simple like ... Entertain No Evil ..... has everything relatively easily accomplished. Surely that is not too complicated to comprehend and work with?

    Lame excuses for disagreement on a postcard please to El Reg, c/o Situation Publishing, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AT

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Yet more empty words

    The United Nations is the world's largest welfare program, consistently providing work for unemployable bureaucrats for over 70 years now. Fortunately noone will take the slightest notice of their latest utterance, which is exactly as it should be.

    1. TheMaskedMan Silver badge

      Re: Yet more empty words

      "consistently providing work for unemployable bureaucrats..."

      Sounds pretty much like every other political / government organisation in the world, then.

      I don't really see how the UN (or anyone else) could really do much more than this, though. AGI doesn't (allegedly) exist yet, and isn't likely to - how do you set about making regulations about anything that doesn't exist, when it's capabilities and hence its potential uses / misuses are unknown? All you can do is make general suggestions, in terms broad enough to cover what might happen if anyone actually gets around to inventing the thing. Great for the sake of being seen to be "doing something", but otherwise of little practical value, not that that has ever deterred politicians before.

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