(MENAFN) The global community have to create agreement on digital technologies that states their profits as well as rising risks, as reported by the UN.
Rosemary DiCarlo, the Under-Secretary-General, said to the Security Council, "We have a critical opportunity to build consensus on how digital technologies can be used for the good of people and the planet while addressing their risks.” Adding, "Collective action by Member States remains essential towards this goal."
DiCarlo noted that digital technologies do have "boundless opportunities for sustainable development; for education; for inclusion," however, stated that progress in technology have caused "significant new risks" as well.
She mentioned a rising number of malicious cyber moves from state as well as non-state actors, which DiCarlo stated that it did go four times 7 years ago, assaults on public infrastructure, with public health agencies and hospitals involved.
She stated, "Meanwhile, lethal autonomous weapons raise questions regarding human accountability for the use of force. The Secretary-General has made clear, machines with the power and discretion to take lives without human involvement are politically unacceptable, morally repugnant, and should be prohibited by international law.”
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