Artificial Intelligence must be applied through appropriate tools and legislation, in order to ensure respect for the rights and freedoms of citizens and at the same time the protection of businesses, said today the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism, Kyriakos Hatzigianni, who participated by teleconference in the Interparliamentary Meeting of the European Parliament Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a Digital Age.
In his speech, Mr. Hatzigianni pointed out that in recent years Artificial Intelligence is developing rapidly and has inevitably become part of the daily life of citizens.
According to Mr. Hatzigiannis, “the introduction of harmonized rules on TN is expected to be a fundamental step towards the development of technologies, in a uniform manner in all Member States of the European Union.”
He stressed that for the development of TN it is necessary to accurately assess the requirements for energy and digital technology resources, to ensure that their benefits will far exceed their environmental footprint.
He also stressed that for the correct and beneficial application of TN, the balance between benefit and risk must be found and there is room for continuous review, while he pointed out that the use of TN must be done with transparency and accuracy of data, non-discrimination and to have human intervention and supervision, where required, while ensuring a safe environment protected from malicious cyber attacks.
In particular, regarding Cyprus, Mr. Hatzigiannis noted that in 2020 the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy was created, which aims to formulate and implement a national Digital Policy.
He also referred to the Strategic Planning 2020-2025 of the Ministry and the action plan for development and utilization of TN, the possibility of issuing an electronic signature for digital documents and the National Strategy for Decentralized Technologies-Blockchain.