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Partner on AI ethics: LG, UNESCO

SEOUL (ANN/THE KOREA HERALD) – On Wednesday, LG AI Research, the artificial intelligence think tank of LG Group, announced a significant collaboration with UNESCO aimed at crafting an educational program focused on AI ethics.

Inking the partnership during the AI Seoul Summit this week, LG and UNESCO pledged to assemble a panel of global experts within the year to guide the initiative.

Scheduled for release by late 2025, the education course is poised to address critical ethical considerations in AI. LG anticipates sharing initial advancements at the AI Action Summit in Paris next year.

The course will be open to anyone through UNESCO’s Global AI Ethics and Governance Observatory platform.

LG and UNESCO will gather AI ethics practice cases from diverse stakeholders, including governments, businesses, academia and civil society. These selected cases will join the design of educational programs for both industry and policy applications.

“Beyond developing the course, both parties will also foster a global community for the ethical practice of AI,” said Kim Soo-hyun, director of the UNESCO Asia and Pacific. “This project will promote responsible AI development and deployment and foster ethical innovation globally.”

In addition to the project, LG and UNESCO plan to undertake further activities to raise AI ethics awareness, such as hosting international events and forums and exploring new initiatives.

“To ensure AI safety, it is necessary to enhance the awareness of AI ethics among those researching and formulating policies,” LG AI Research chief Bae Kyung-hoon commented. “We hope this project will strengthen the AI ethics capabilities of professionals and policymakers worldwide.”

Bae Kyung-hoon (left), chief of LG AI Research, and Kim Soo-hyun, director of the UNESCO Asia and Pacific, pose for a photo after signing an agreement on AI ethics at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul on Wednesday. PHOTO: ANN/THE KOREA HERALD
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