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Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on advances in artificial intelligence
18 February 2023
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk
GENEVA (18 February 2023) - I am deeply disturbed by the potential for harm of recent advances in artificial intelligence. Human agency, human dignity and all human rights are at serious risk. This is an urgent call for both business and governments to develop quickly effective guardrails that are so urgently needed.
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