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Why Africa must have a voice in global talks

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    Suchith Anand
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    Colleagues,
    These two articles might be of interest to governments and researchers. Details below
    Researchers back African Union to join G20 group of largest economic powers. Including African Union in the G20 is a matter of ethics and fairness, researchers say. Details athttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-01014-z   
    Reuters article on India seeks African Union’s full membership in G20
    https://www.reuters.com/world/indias-modi-seeks-african-unions-full-memb… 
    The theme of India’s G20 Presidency – “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth · One Family · One Future” – is drawn from the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad. 
    Details of G20 athttps://www.g20.org/
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    From: Suchith Anand
    Sent: 12 July 2023 12:24
    Subject: AI regulation: Why Africa must have a voice in global talks
     
    This article on “AI regulation: Why Africa must have a voice in global talks” might be of interest.
    “ Indeed, the idea of a new international watchdog overseeing this new technology could be very useful.
    But given Africa’s future role in global markets, there is a strong case for this new body to be based in Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi or Cape Town, rather than in London. Indeed, if it is not, there is a real risk that the digital inequalities between Africa and the rest of the world will be exacerbated by AI, not reduced or managed.
    The time is now to be thinking these issues through – and planning ahead – before AI really scales up on the continent, because by then, it will be too late to pull back.”
    Details athttps://african.business/2023/06/technology-information/ai-regulation-af…
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | AI Ethics | AI Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data and AI Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate
    https://council.science/profile/suchith-anand/
    https://www.rd-alliance.org/users/suchith-anand
    https://ethicaldatainitiative.org

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