In an era of previously unimaginable technological advancement, artificial intelligence is and will become the norm of our societies. We, the makers of such great inventions, on the limits of a being, should be ready for the intended and unintended consequences. The first step to catch up on what is happening in the Silicon Valley or in other technological intense settings, is to talk and understand these novelties that will not only affect the humankind as a species but the whole process of life on earth.
Artificial Intelligence is a true puzzle. It is not necessarily negative and not necessarily destructive. It is created with the best intentions, by very bright minds and resembling the most perfect model that we ever came across, the human. A.I involves a lot of work on creativity, technology, biology studies, psychological research, and sociology, as despite being able to function and respond like a human, it should interact with humans.
For the reason that A.I is a multidisciplinary topic, there are numerous debates where we can engage ourselves in, starting with ethical questions, interactions with humans, their place on the labour market, their misuse for military purposes or de facto power that it provides for the economy and the country which is more advanced on AI.
Hence at the third edition of MiniMUN Albania, we will be simulating the European Council of the European Union and ECOSOC, regarding Artificial Intelligence on the light of economic advancement and its place on the labor market. The European Council will be holding its debates around the topic of “A.I leading growth in common market” whereas ECOSOC on “A.I in the global labor market”. States and their political leaders are now on the verge of understanding, regulating and drafting strategies for artificial intelligence to generate growth in the common market. Will the artificial intelligence substitute human labor? Which are the necessary skills to face automation? Which jobs are mostly affected by artificial intelligence? Should robots be taxed?
These and many other questions are left to our young ‘to be’ diplomats of MiniMUN Albania.