Artificial Intelligence: interview with Carme Artigas, Co-Chair of the UN’s AI Advisory Body

2 January, 2024

Thanks to Richard Fitton for forwarding this interview with Carme Artigas, Co-Chair of the UN’s AI Advisory Body.

Read in full here:

Carme Artigas says:

"I think what makes this wave of A.I. development different is that the technology can continue evolving without human agency, and that it not only affects the economy, but also society, and the role of human beings in this digital world.

"It is affecting the way we see reality, which can generate issues of trust. What if we cannot tell the difference between something written by a machine or a human? We will be in a very confusing world...

"The existential risk is not from an Armageddon created by robots that kills us all. The real existential risk is that we all become mad, because we cannot believe what we are seeing, hearing, or reading."

What are the implications for the future availability and use of reliable healthcare information? What are the implications for our ability as individuals, health workers and policymakers to protect our health and the health of those for whom we are responsible?

Best wishes, Neil

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: