Zambia has supported the Conceptual Framework of the Continental Strategy on Artificial Intelligence (AI), authorities have said.
Chief Government Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa, said this particularly addressed the technological, ethical, economic, security, and social perspectives of AI.
Mweetwa said this during the 5th Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and Information Communications Technology (ICT) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This is according to a statement issued in Lusaka by Zambia’s First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian mission in Ethiopia, Inutu Mwanza.
He said Zambia supported the Continental Strategy because government was concerned about the possible abuse of Artificial Intelligence.
“Zambia has prioritized digitalization to improve efficiency in service delivery and production systems,” Mweetwa stated.
He added that government believed that a collective approach to AI would help to address both already-known and yet-to-be-known technological, ethical, economic, security, and social perspectives of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Mweetwa highlighted that it was important that there was public awareness of the African Union’s activities so that Member States could fully have ownership and support for resolutions being made at the continental level.
Zambia supported the strategies for enhancing communication, advocacy, and understanding of the African Union Agenda 2063.
The 5th Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and Information Communications Technology was held under the theme “Accelerating digital transformation and advancing communication and advocacy in Africa.”
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