AI and Human Reporting from UN General Assembly 78
Last week, Diplo’s experts and AI system followed UN General Assembly 78 (UNGA 78). In this hybrid approach, we produced an overall summary of the UNGA General Debate and an in-depth analysis of inputs on AI and digital issues. Transcripts and analyses of national statements delivered at the UNGA are also available.
AI and Digital Issues @ UNGA 78
Compared to 2022, this year UNGA brought a sharp rise in AI coverage in national statements. It reflected a growing public interest in AI, triggered mainly by the launch of ChatGPT.
In total, 94 speakers covered digital themes, including the Secretary-General of the UN, the Holy See, and the EU. Overall, digital technology-related discussions constituted 2.51% of all language corpus produced by UNGA 78 speeches.
AI was featured in 39 speeches made during UNGA 78. Leaders also explored topics such as digital development (44), cybersecurity (23), content policy (7), economic considerations (4), and human rights (6).