Foreign Minister Alberto Van Klaveren participated today in the opening ceremony of the “Forum on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Latin America and the Caribbean” aimed at promoting regional cooperation in the responsible and ethical use of artificial intelligence. .
The initiative at the Ministry of External Affairs is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation; UNESCO, and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Caribbean.
“Initiatives like this are important to increase the representation of Latin America and the Caribbean in global discussions on standards and principles for artificial intelligence, while helping to promote the sovereignty of our region’s technological capabilities,” the Chancellor noted in his speech.
In that way, he noted, “Chile promotes artificial intelligence that is transparent, equitable and reliable, that has people and human rights at its core, that is inclusive and that promotes sustainable development.” In this regard, he said, “Digital transformation can only be achieved on the basis of fundamental rights and freedoms, environmental sustainability and accessibility of digital technologies in society, improving literacy and inclusion”.
Finally, the chancellor said, “We face the possibility of establishing a normative trend for the development of artificial intelligence in our region and ensure the active participation of the Global South in this technological revolution.” Foundations that guarantee the ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence for the benefit of all and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Aisan Etcheverry, participated in the opening ceremony of the forum; UNESCO Deputy Director-General of Social and Human Sciences, Gabriela Ramos; Executive Chairman of CAF, Sergio Díaz-Granados; and María José Torres, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Chile.