AI law adopted in Peru

Peru now has a law promoting the use of AI for the economic and social development of the country. Human rights, ethics, transparency, and responsibility are among the principles outlined in the law for the development and use of AI.

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Authorities in Peru have adopted a law that promotes the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for the economic and social development of the country. The law outlines a series of principles for the development and use of AI, such as promoting risk-based security standards, ensuring the ethical development of responsible AI, and respecting the privacy of individuals. It further provides that the use of AI is to be promoted in a manner that ensures respect for human rights, promotes the economic and social development of the country, and guarantees ethical, sustainable, transparent, replicable, and responsible use. Under the law, it is considered to be of national interest to develop and use AI for the improvement of public services, education and learning, health, justice, citizen security, digital security, the economy, inclusion, social programmes, and national security and national defence.

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers, through the Secretariat of Government and Digital Transformation, is defined as the authority responsible for directing, evaluating, and supervising the development of AI. In this role, it is empowered to develop and articulate actions to promote:

  • The training of professionals with competences for the use and development of AI.
  • The creation and strengthening of digital infrastructure to enable the development of AI.
  • The development of data infrastructures to enable access to and re-use of high-quality public data.
  • The adoption of ethical guidelines for a sustainable and transparent use of AI.