At the meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence in Tokyo this week, Serbia was accepted as a member of this organization by consensus, the Government of Serbia announced today.
The Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence was created on the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2020, with the support of the G7. The organization currently has 29 members, including France, Canada, the USA, India and other countries which are primarily members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The criteria for membership are progress in the development of artificial intelligence and a commitment to the responsible development of artificial intelligence. This year, only four countries were accepted into the organization (Turkey, Argentina, Senegal and Serbia), while Serbia is the first member from the region.
“Admission to the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence is a great recognition for Serbia by the 26 countries that voted in favour of Serbia’s membership. This proves that Serbia has strategically positioned its development in modern technologies, where the development of artificial intelligence is one of the Government’s priorities. This year, we expect a record export of ICT services worth over 2.7 billion euros,” said the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, commenting on the membership.
Launched in June 2020, GPAI is a multistakeholder initiative bringing together leading experts from science, industry, civil society, international organizations and government that share values to bridge the gap between theory and practice on AI by supporting cutting-edge research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.
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