Indonesia Urges Ethical Use of AI to Ensure Welfare and Safety
Indonesia has underscored the significance of ethically implementing artificial intelligence (AI) at the AI Safety Summit in 2023. Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatics, Nezar Patria, emphasized the responsibility of humans to ensure that AI development upholds the welfare of people both in the present and the future. In a statement issued on Thursday, Patria highlighted the potential threats posed by AI, including incorrect algorithms, human bias, deep-faking, phishing, legal concerns such as copyright infringement, job losses, and data privacy issues, as reported by ANTARA News Agency.
During the AI Safety Summit held in London on November 1, 2023, Indonesia stressed three key issues regarding the ethical use of AI technology. Firstly, all parties involved in AI development and utilization should take responsibility and formulate plans for short-, medium-, and long-term AI implementation to continually benefit society. Patria emphasized the importance of being aware of AI’s impact throughout its life cycle.
Secondly, it is crucial to establish a global and inclusive communication platform for regular discussions concerning the development, progress, and behavior of AI utilization. This platform would provide an avenue for exchanging ideas and addressing concerns related to AI’s ethical use.
Lastly, Patria expressed the necessity for AI users to have good intentions while utilizing AI, avoiding harmful activities that could pose threats to mankind. By ensuring ethical practices, AI can be harnessed for positive purposes that benefit society as a whole.
The deputy minister extended his appreciation to the United Kingdom government for organizing the AI Safety Summit, which marked the first international-level forum specifically dedicated to discussing AI safety. Patria expressed optimism that the summit would foster collaboration among invited countries and stakeholders.
Indonesia’s focus on the ethical use of AI reflects its commitment to leveraging technology responsibly to safeguard the welfare and safety of its citizens. By prioritizing these principles, Indonesia aims to harness the potential of AI for the betterment of society while mitigating potential risks and existing challenges.