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08 June 2023, 18:05

Opinion: AI technology allows going beyond simple automation

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MINSK, 8 June (BelTA) – Belarus is implementing projects to promote artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Head of the Law Directorate of the Belarus President Administration, Candidate of Sciences in Law, associate professor Yevgeny Kovalenko said at a round-table session to discuss prospects and risks of introducing artificial intelligence technologies into the law-making process. The event was held at the National Library of Belarus in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

“The government helps implement initiatives aimed at developing artificial intelligence technologies. Robotics centers and artificial intelligence laboratories have been created at research centers and educational facilities to carry out various R&D projects,” said Yevgeny Kovalenko.

He added: “Due to technological advancements, we have technologies that can replace humans in many areas, like transport or energy supply. Artificial intelligence technologies are also available to ordinary people who use them in their everyday life. Artificial intelligence and other digital technologies are becoming an essential factor in the development of the economy, manufacturing and the country as a whole. The introduction of artificial intelligence technologies allows going beyond simple automation.”

Director of the National Center of Legal Information Andrei Matelsky noted that in today's world AI technologies are actively used by people in various fields. “Today, artificial intelligence is part of our objective reality, so we must understand how to effectively and safely combine new information technologies with classical ones,” said Andrei Matelsky.

According to Director of the National Center of Legislation and Legal Research Vadim Ipatov, the development of AI raises the following question: in what cases can people delegate work and decision-making to AI? “Specialists say that artificial intelligence can impose certain behavior patterns on people. The great potential of artificial intelligence comes with great risks,” Vadim Ipatov concluded.

The round-table session was organized by the National Center of Legal Information.

Taking part in it were more than 50 experts, including representatives of the Belarus President Administration, the National Center of Legal Information, the National Center of Legislation and Legal Research, leading scientific and educational institutions of Belarus and Russia.

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