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From the regional integration initiatives to challenges faced by developing nations and leadership roles assumed by certain countries in digital trade, the debate underscores the critical need for collaborative efforts, capacity building, and strategic policies to ensure inclusive and sustainable economic growth on a global scale.
The paper addresses the uneven adoption of new technologies and explores how they can bridge the digital divide, also by reviewing the existing initiatives by the Indian government and state governments.
The move faces concerns over limited access to user message contents, raising issues with law enforcement and child protection groups.
EU lawmakers burn the midnight oil, hashing out crucial AI regulations. After marathon talks, progress on governing generative AI like ChatGPT but hurdles persist on biometric surveillance and source code access.
The discussions emphasized the need for targeted interventions, policy support, digital skill enhancement, and inclusive practices to bridge the gender gap in digital entrepreneurship across Africa.
Here you can find detailed programme and relevant information on how to locate reports from all sessions.
From concerns about bias and representation to the cautious integration of AI in political spheres, these insights signify the pivotal considerations shaping the ethical evolution of AI in political contexts and beyond.
As the global community navigates this transformative landscape, collaborative efforts and inclusive policies emerge as key drivers for a sustainable and equitable digital future.
EU Council takes a significant step towards ensuring safe and ethical AI with its 'general approach' on the Artificial Intelligence Act. The proposed regulation focuses on safeguarding rights while fostering innovation. Highlights include clear definitions, curbing harmful AI practices, and empowering compliance.
EU talks on AI regulations hang in balance
UNCTAD eWeek 2023 | Employing AI for consumer grievance redressal mechanisms in e-commerce (CUTS)
IBM, Meta launch AI Alliance to drive responsible and open AI for a better future
Welcome to day three of UNCTAD eWeek 2023 | Programme
Study: International brands support disinformation in Balkan media outlets
UNCTAD eWeek 2023 | eTrade for all leadership roundtable
A new chapter in intellectual property rights: The age of AI-generated content
Patent authorities globally are grappling with the challenge of redefining their approach to handling inventions generated not by human ingenuity but by AI. It has sparked considerable debate within the intellectual property community. This analysis initiates a three-part series that delves into the influence of AI on intellectual property rights.Read more
Key takeaways from the sixth UN session on cybercrime treaty negotiations
The 6th Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime finished its work, and one final round of inter-state negotiations left. Is there a treaty text yet, and are states close to a final agreement?Read more
Digital at UNGA78
In our October issue of the Digital Watch Monthly, we look at the coverage of digital issues at the General Debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the State of the Union address, key takeaways from the most recent round of cybercrime negotiations and the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2023.Read more
DW Weekly #138 – 27 November 2023
Negotiations on the EU AI Act face challenges as France, Germany, and Italy oppose tiered regulation for foundation AI models. OpenAI’s leadership changes and alleged project Q* raise transparency concerns. The UK, USA, and partners released global AI system development guidelines. Italy is investigating AI data collection, while Switzerland is exploring regulatory approaches. India warned social media giants about the spread of deepfakes and misinformation. The US Treasury imposed record penalties on Binance, and the Australian regulator called for regulatory reform of digital platforms.Explore
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The process towards a Global Digital Compact
How will the Global Digital Compact be developed and what will it focus on?
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From internet applications to quantum computing, we focus on advanced and emerging digital technologies which are increasingly reshaping our economies and societies.
Clusters of Policy topics
We unpack digital policy by exploring over 50 topics – from access and sustainable development to network security and the future of work – classified in 7 clusters.
Follow some of the most important digital policy processes, from the EU's work on the Digital Services Act/Digital Markets Act to the UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee.