Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and several former secretaries of state from around the world have come together in a statement calling for “international cooperation” in the field of artificial intelligence, it says Aspen Institute.
“As technologies continue to evolve and permeate all aspects of society, we believe it is important to act quickly to ensure international cooperation on one of the most important policy challenges of our time,” the statement said. “As former foreign ministers, we are by no means experts in artificial intelligence, but we deeply understand the importance of communicating and collaborating around the world on such complicated and crucial issues for the future of our societies and the international order.”
The statement was published online by the Aspen Institute. Clinton’s name is listed along with 21 others.
The statement calls for the establishment of “an international agency and national agencies to improve capacity and oversight in AI governance” and “an international organization to fund, coordinate and conduct research on AI security, including research in support of regulatory action.” , required.
“We welcome UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ recent launch of the High-Level Multistakeholder Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence and look forward to their contributions in this area,” the statement said.
“This is the time to come together to take creative and ambitious action together. These risks should be neither political nor geopolitical. The Aspen Ministerial Forum stands ready to contribute to this goal by actively reaching out to our national governments, informing the UN, EU, AU and other regional organization leaders will continue to engage and contribute to this critical issue, where whenever we can,” the statement concludes.
Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, has already done so served as a U.S. Senator from New York and as Secretary of State during part of President Barack Obama’s term in the White House. She lost the 2016 presidential election to Republican Donald Trump.
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