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26 May 2023

Belarus suggests model law on artificial intelligence to CIS states

Belarus has developed a model law on the regulation of artificial intelligence and suggests it to the CIS countries, Director General of the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Sergei Kruglikov said at the discussion session “Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in the EAEU, held as part of the 2nd Eurasian Economic Forum in Moscow on 25 May, BelTA has learned.

According to Sergei Kruglikov, the institute won the competition to draft the law. The document has already been presented in May at the meeting of the expert council of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly. “Getting the right to develop such a model law is evidence of the high level of trust in our country,” he said.

“The development of a model law on artificial intelligence is the formation of a system of legal regulation of social relations arising in connection with the development and use of artificial intelligence technologies. Of course, it is all done for the benefit of the development of the economies of our countries,” the director general of the Joint Institute of Informatics Problems said.

He also listed the main objectives of this model law: “Firstly, it is the creation of favorable legal and organizational conditions for the development of AI technologies, promoting investment in research and innovation in artificial intelligence. Secondly, it is the development of a single market for legitimate, safe and trustworthy applications based on artificial intelligence. It is also the promotion of accessible artificial intelligence ecosystems with digital infrastructure, cross-border and possibly cross-sectoral cooperation to advance responsible management of trusted artificial intelligence, and a positive agenda in the introduction of artificial intelligence technologies. The mandatory issue is to improve the digital literacy of the population as well as the relevant managers in government agencies. The next point is to ensure a fair and optimal balance of interests between all participants in social relations in the field of artificial intelligence. Guaranteed security of use and deployment of artificial intelligence systems and their implementation is of crucial importance, of course. Finally, it is the development of flexible mechanisms to promptly adjust the legal framework.”

“We are saying that the model law on artificial intelligence in the CIS countries should become such an advanced mechanism for the use of modern information technologies,” Sergei Kruglikov said.