World Economic Forum Davos: Chinese Premier Calls for 'Red Lines' in AI Development

He emphasized that the interests of developing countries should be prioritized in order to reduce the technological gap with developed countries

by Sededin Dedovic
World Economic Forum Davos: Chinese Premier Calls for 'Red Lines' in AI Development
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In his opening address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese Premier Li Qiang stressed the necessity of establishing "red lines" in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure that it contributes positively to humanity.

Li called for a collective commitment to ethical standards and emphasized the importance of "good governance" in guiding the evolution of this rapidly advancing technology. Li Qiang called on the international community to identify and respect these ethical boundaries, preventing the abuse or exploitation of AI for individual or exclusive group interests.

"Artificial intelligence should focus on the benefit of human progress, and therefore there should be red lines that should not be crossed and that everyone will respect," Li said in a speech at a meeting of the World Economic Forum, calling for "good governance" over the technology.

which is in full development. "Artificial intelligence should be inclusive and good for everyone, not just a small group of people," the Chinese official said. He expressed a strong desire for cooperation and communication between nations to improve the governance mechanisms governing artificial intelligence.

He emphasized China's commitment to work with all parties to establish a framework that ensures the responsible development of artificial intelligence while prioritizing the interests of developing countries. Reducing the technology gap between developed and developing countries, according to Li, is key to fostering global cooperation in the artificial intelligence sector.

Li Qiang emphasized the importance of international cooperation in the field of green technology, calling for concerted efforts to solve environmental challenges. "Some green technologies or low-carbon products, which are very efficient, cannot circulate freely," he said, calling for removing barriers and working together.

"It is crucial to resolutely defend the multilateral trading system," he pointed out. As China's top official at Davos since 2017, Premier Li's remarks reflect China's and the world's commitment to shaping the future of artificial intelligence in a way that is consistent with ethical principles.

Of course, that sounds nice, but effective international cooperation is needed, which today is the worst in the last few decades, but given the importance of the topic of AI, we could expect the regulation of this issue in the coming time.