Diplomacy is returning to New York as the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA 78) high-level segment commences on 19 September. Over the next two weeks, according to digwatch news.
As evidenced by last year’s assembly report, there is increasing emphasis on digital issues. Year after year, more countries have been addressing these topics, indicating a clear upward trajectory. It is reasonable to assume that this trend will persist, with an even greater number of UN member states discussing digital matters during UNGA 78.
AI is likely to claim a more prominent position in discussions, potentially securing the second spot among the most frequently used prefixes, if not challenging ‘digital’ for the top spot.
When discussing AI, several key phrases are expected to take centre stage in diplomatic discourse. These include responsible and ethical development and deployment of AI, governance frameworks for AI, maintaining human control over AI systems, and preventing the weaponization of AI technology.