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United Nations Welcomes Saudi Arabia to UN Advisory Body On Artificial Intelligence

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, announced the inclusion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the UN Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence. This advisory body is composed of 39 distinguished members, representing government, private entities, civil society organizations, and academia from diverse corners of the globe.

Saudi Arabia's representation on this significant advisory body is entrusted to Dr. Latifa Mohammad Al-Abdulkareem, a member of the Shura Council. Her role will be pivotal in contributing to the global discourse on Artificial Intelligence.

In a press conference held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Guterres Highlighted the diverse composition of the High-Lend Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence, encompassing a wide range of backgrounds, including gender, geographic origin, and age. This diversity ensures a multitude of perspectives that are essential for addressing the multifaceted challenges and opportunities presented by AI.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's involvement in the UN Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence is a testament to its active role in shaping global dialogues on emerging technologies. In 2022, the Kingdom hosted a consultative meeting during the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit, which was organized by Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence.

The proposal to create this advisory body was introduced in 2020 as an initiative by the UN Secretary-General as part of the digital cooperation roadmap. The advisory body's primary mission is to conduct comprehensive analyses and provide recommendations for the international governance of Artificial Intelligence. It is envisioned to be a critical platform for addressing ethical, regulatory, and developmental aspects of AI on a global scale.

Saudi Arabia's inclusion in this prominent advisory body underscores the Kingdom's commitment to playing a leading role in shaping the future of AI while contributing to the formulation of global policies and guidelines. As the UN Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence begins its important work, its members, including Saudi Arabia, are poised to make significant strides in advancing the responsible and equitable development of AI technology.



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