Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has participated in drafting the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Recommendations on the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI).
The recommendations included capacity building, governance, responsibility, humanity, transparency, and other important principles.
This comes within the national efforts to use AI in development and support international initiatives in this field, especially in issues related to AI ethics and its impact on future jobs.
Egypt became the first Arab and African country to formally adopt the OECD Recommendations on AI. Egypt also translated the recommendations into Arabic to give it a regional dimension and to enhance the Egyptian participation in this international forum.
The OECD has invited Egypt to share its experience and initiatives in the field of AI.
Moreover, Egypt joined the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as an observer, which is concerned with scientific research in the field of AI, in accordance with the aforementioned recommendations on the responsible use of this emerging technology.
Egypt is currently leading the African Working Group for Artificial Intelligence, as well as an Arab working group for AI to unify efforts in this field among the member states.