UNESCO launches policy brief on MIL and AI

‘Empowering users through media and information literacy responses to the evolution of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI)’ is the title of UNESCO’s policy brief, which was presented at the Global Forum on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence held in Kranj, Slovenia, on 5 and 6 February.
“A year ago, we were all in panic mode, not only us but also the inventors of AI, discussing the existential risk, pleading for AI governance, and so on. But we are beyond this stage now. We are more at the level of taking stock and thinking more about implementation, and that is the part of the guidelines that I insist on the most,” said the author of the policy brief, Divina Frau-Meigs, who is the researcher-in-charge of the Algowatch project.
The policy brief aims to demonstrate how stakeholders can apply the lens of Media and Information Literacy to Artificial Intelligence/Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI/GAI) to address its risks and opportunities in the information and digital ecologies. A special focus is on the empowerment of youth and highlighting issues of gender and cultural diversity. It also aims to provide recommendations based on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) principles and competences that can lead to concrete policy actions.