Marina Ragus and Branimir Jovanovic took part in the Second World Summit of the Committees of the Future, held in Montevideo, 25 to 27 September 2023, co-organised by the Parliament of Uruguay and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
About 300 parliamentarians from different countries, representatives of leading technology companies and developers of applied artificial intelligence, the academic community, experts in the field of future studies, specialised agencies and civil society took part in the Summit. The Second World Summit of the Committees of the Future addressed the topics of democracy in the future, the impact of artificial intelligence and the role of parliaments. The goal of the Summit was to include consideration of the future in parliamentary practice, with a special focus on artificial intelligence and its impact on democracy.
During two days of panels and workshops, the parliamentarians, companies and experts discussed visions and proposals on how to regulate the field of artificial intelligence in a way that preserves human dignity and democracy, while simultaneously promoting innovation and technological development.
In the discussion, Marina Ragus emphasised the need to protect human rights in all parliamentary activities regulating the development of artificial intelligence. She pointed out that the Republic of Serbia had adopted the Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in 2019 and that the National Assembly is already taking advantage of some of the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence in its work.
The participants of the Summit concluded that the field of artificial intelligence requires legal frameworks, the centre of which would be the protection of basic human rights, especially non-discrimination. It was also pointed out that international cooperation is vital to will create the necessary conditions for the development of artificial intelligence to provide a universal contribution.