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Israel joins international artificial intelligence group

Israel was added today to the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, joining 19 an alliance of technologically advanced democratic countries.
GPAI summit in Paris

PARIS — Israel joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence today, Nov. 11, becoming the 20th member of the organization created two years ago under French and Canadian leadership. Four other countries were also accepted into the organization and four countries saw their candidacy rejected, at least for the moment, at the GPAI's annual event. The GPAI headquarters are located within the OECD in Paris, with another hub in Canada.

Renaud Vedel coordinates France’s national artificial intelligence strategy. He explained to Al-Monitor that the organization is made up of countries with advanced artificial intelligence technologies that believe in the values of equality and democracy promoted by the OECD. "Artificial intelligence has been a much-debated topic worldwide, also generating fears. These technologies bring about very positive impacts and possibilities, but are also quite complex and could be sensitive to society. And so the states wanted to have a multi-stakeholder initiative that could advise them and make recommendations," he said. Israel, he noted, will surely contribute positively to the group.

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