NATO's Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana discussed on Thursday the external policy dimension of artificial intelligence at a hearing in the European Parliament, according to a press statement posted on the NATO website, according to AGERPRES.
In a lively discussion with Members of the European Parliament from the Special Committee of Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA), Mircea Geoana underscored NATO's importance as a transatlantic forum for collaboration and coordination on emerging and disruptive technologies (EDT) - as well as the potential of cooperation between NATO and the European Union (EU) in this area.
The deputy secretary general outlined NATO's ongoing work to understand and adopt new technologies and maintain its edge, including the comprehensive roadmap on EDT adopted by NATO leaders in December 2019, and the implementation strategy agreed by Defence Ministers in February 2021.
He also drew attention to the Secretary General's proposal for a NATO defence innovation push to promote better transatlantic cooperation on critical technologies, as part of the NATO 2030 initiative.
Artificial Intelligence brings about new opportunities for cooperation between NATO and the EU, Mr. Geoana emphasized. These include the exchange of best practices, but also coordinated efforts to develop the kind of regulation that can foster innovation and set global standards for the ethical use of AI.