RESOLUTION PC 213

FORUM: POLITICAL COMMITTEE

QUESTION OF: Measures to better regulate the use of personal data and artificial intelligence

SUBMITTED BY: Ecuador

CO-SUBMITTERS:Algeria, Botswana, Canada, Holy See, Iran, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Tunisia, Ukraine.

STATUSApproved

Defining Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings,

Further Defining Personal Data as any information relating to an identifiable person,

Astonished by the studies that show 25% of jobs will be destroyed as a result of AI in the USA,

Noting with regret that personal data has been used without consent and conditions relating to the security of personal data has not been upheld with AI developments,

Alarmed by the research to show that personal data storage requirements are growing by 40% annually,

Highlighting the immense opportunity for economic development that accompanies the inevitable innovation of AI,

Reaffirming the immense work done by AI for Good Global Summit and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI),

THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE,

  1. Calls for the creation of a new, specified, active sub-body called United Nations Artificial Intelligence Personal Data Investigation (UNAIPDI) to work in close conjunction with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), the platform AI for Good and the UNICRI with the aims of:
    1. spreading awareness of the use of personal data and specific investigation into the role of personal data in the development of AI
    2. educating companies and governments on how the future of their industries and sectors may look and how to prepare for it
    3. creating a UN affiliated program for detecting misuse of information in order to make the resources more easily available to all companies and people instead of privatised software
    4. overseeing and implementation all the following clauses;
  2. Suggests the implementation of a UN funded mass media campaign to be overseen by UNAIPDI, CAIR in conjunction with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in order to spread awareness for the importance of monitoring AI developments and checking the implications it might have on the safety of personal data and emphasise the importance to society of checking and understanding what terms and conditions are being agreed to before giving personal data to websites and apps through all available and regionally specific mediums including but not limited to:
    1. social media
    2. television Broadcasting and advertisements
    3. print Media made from compostable materials;
  3. Requests for the integration of technology classes to national education systems in second level education institutions in conjunction with member nations, UNESCO and UNAIPDI and where this is not possible, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s), such as Khan Academy and In Zone to be used to outline measures including but not limited to:
    1. the global development of AI in general outlining the harmful and dangerous  impacts on the safety of our personal data but also the extremely beneficial impacts of AI
    2. potential career options in the area of AI so it can lead to a positive contribution to the development of AI and further lead to beneficial global development
    3. how personal data has been previously used without consent and how to understand what terms and conditions you are signing up to in relation to the usage of your personal data when registering for a website or app;
  4. Endorses the formation of a funded programme for the development of AI in LEDCs upon the invitation of the member nation to aid in development, this integration program would be heavily focused on protecting the individuals data while also educating and developing the nation;
  5. Encourages the creation of a biannual conference to be organised by UNAIPDI, overseen by UNESCO and held by online means until safe to be held in person which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, to be attended by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as member nations and any other relevant Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) or sub bodies to discuss measures including but not limited to:
    1. the role of artificial intelligence and specifically the evolving status and safety of personal and automated data
    2. working towards finding ways to overcome AI susceptibilities including but not limited to the burden of data control issues
    3. preventing over-production of AI while still permitting advancements in technology to fulfil the interests of Member states and not infringe on their national sovereignty
    4. problems in relation to the safe storage of personal data and issues that may have arisen as a result of artificial intelligence and its implications
    5. ensure that all clauses in this resolution are carried out and outline the importance of  remaining actively seized on the matter
    6. developing effective legal responses to risks posed by artificial intelligence;
  6. Recommends the creation of a 35-person gender balanced  task force research body consisting of experts in AI, IT and other technological fields affirmed by the UN to come together and monitor the progression of AI, assess general safety of the storage and usage of personal data, create a timeline of the growth of AI and create a report on their findings and present their report at the biannual conference which would be accessible to UN agencies and governments of member nations;
  7. Further encourages the creation of observation teams which are not connected to any other organization but the UN directly in order to prevent any affiliation to Member States to avoid influences or bias of those states, which will work:
    1. to inspect the relationships between Member States and AI companies that store and use personal data and to embrace the agreement mentioned in clause 1 by inspecting Member States on their development and participation
    2. as observatory members in Member States’ databases to inspect the employees and the working mechanisms in those databases to report any suspicious operations going on in the database
    3. to inspect companies’ official bank accounts which work with personal data and its storage to see if there is any income, from especially a government or an organization, that is big enough to be the sale money for personal data considering the events happened in the past.