Academics and diplomats at the Toledo Workshop recently discussed the possibilities of linking technology to diplomacy. A critical declaration that "A New European Initiative for Technology Diplomacy and Artificial Intelligence in Conflict Prevention and Mediation" was signed by expert participants including our very own Professor Sultan Barakat, director, CHS.
The proposal comes at a critical juncture in multilateral relations which could benefit from better understanding the advantages of artificial intelligence in improving international relations role in conflict prevention and mediation. Being the first initiative of its kind in Europe, it underlines the urgent need to comprehend such an important and constantly evolving segment of technology governance.
Opening remarks were given by Fernando Fernández Arias, Director for UN, International Organizations and Human Rights at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chancellor of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; the Chancellor of University of Castilla La Mancha; and Emilio Cassinello DG of Centro Internacional Toledo por la Paz. The keynote was delivered by Michal Keating, Executive Director of the European Institute of Peace.
Read the full Toledo Declaration on A New European Initiative for Technology Diplomacy and Artificial Intelligence in Conflict Prevention and Mediation here