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New UN panel to make proposals to ensure safe digital future

AP
Published : Jul 13, 2018, 3:43 pm IST
Updated : Jul 13, 2018, 3:43 pm IST

The United Nations is establishing a high-level panel co-chaired by Jack Ma and the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

The UN asked Jack Ma and the wife of Bill Gates to make recommendations on ensuring “a safe and inclusive digital future.”
 The UN asked Jack Ma and the wife of Bill Gates to make recommendations on ensuring “a safe and inclusive digital future.”

The United Nations is establishing a high-level panel co-chaired by Chinese e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma and the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates to make recommendations on ensuring “a safe and inclusive digital future.”

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a news conference Thursday that he sees the United Nations “as a unique platform for dialogue in our digital age” and the panel as an expert group to make proposals to strengthen international cooperation.

 

In Guterres’ words: “As a global community, we face questions about security, equity, ethics, and human rights in a digital age. We need to seize the potential of technology while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences.”

The panel led by Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, and Melinda Gates, who co-chairs the Gates foundation, includes 20 members.

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