Kenya Champions Ethical AI Use at International Conference in Seoul

Kenya reaffirms commitment to responsible AI, emphasizing humanity, ethics, and democratic values at Seoul conference.

In an address at the Ministerial Conference on Artificial Intelligence/Digital Technologies and Democracy in Seoul, South Korea, Kenya’s Permanent Secretary for Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) John Tanui reaffirmed Kenya’s dedication to the responsible and ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Tanui emphasized the importance of utilizing AI for the betterment of humanity while upholding fundamental freedoms, ethical standards, and democratic values.

Representing Kenya’s Information, Communications, and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary, Eliud Owalo, at the forum, Tanui spoke during the opening ceremony. The conference featured prominent figures, including the United States Secretary of State Antony J., who served as the keynote speaker.

Kenya’s stance on ethical AI aligns with global efforts to ensure technology serves society’s best interests, promoting inclusivity, transparency, and accountability in AI development and deployment. Tanui’s address underscores Kenya’s proactive approach to navigating the opportunities and challenges presented by AI in the digital age.

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