On 25-26 May 2021, United Nations India held a Virtual Conference on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Exploring pluri-perspectives in conjunction with OP Jindal University. Chaitanya Giri, Fellow, Space and Ocean Studies Programme, spoke on 'Operationalising AI ethics from a Pluri-Philosophical Lens', where he made the case for Sanskrit as an applicable language for instilling ethics in AI. He also emphasized the need for greater scientific inquiry in natural intelligence to avoid skewed technological progress with AI.
An expert workshop on reinvigorating the UN, offered an opportunity for scholars, think tanks and members of civil society to revisit the many contradictions that plague it 75 years after it was formed. An assessment of some of the issues that persist
Participants in a recent discussion on digital issues, hosted by Gateway House, brought to the fore some universal concerns about trust, tech imperialism and the militarisation of cyberspace
This is a time of transition. A new international order is emerging with many discontinuities--and a collaboration of efforts is needed for it to be better than the one that is fragmenting
November was a significant month for climate change negotiations: the Paris Agreement of 2015 came into effect, and at this year’s COP22, heads of state reaffirmed their commitment to a plan of action. Gateway House traces the history of climate change negotiations and CO2 emission trends over the last four and a half decades.
Making the climate change transition involves an unprecedented reallocation of capital – and the task is to build the financial architecture that can deliver these flows within deadline. COP-22 has to raise more, cheaper and better quality finance for climate action.
Competing for attention with the U.S. election is the vitally important global election for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, due out in October. Incumbent Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose tenure will be over in December, is being replaced at a time when the UN is losing credibility and battling perceptions of being weak and ineffectual. The much coveted post therefore offers a chance to remake a great institution, and in effect, change the world. Gateway House takes a look at the nine candidates in the fray.
Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House, delivered a speech at the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) India Leadership Forum, in Hyderabad on 13 August 2016.
China's refusal to accept the ruling of The Hague greatly harms its international reputation and will fuel regional concerns about China's rise. Nationalist sentiments stirred up by a sustained media campaign heighten the risk of a confrontation, but there is also a possibility for the Philippines to use its new leverage to its advantage through new negotiations.
The World Happiness Report 2016 has listed India at 118th place – the lowest rank among BRICS. While there is a strong case for holistic metrics that map actual well-being, research in happiness needs to be taken with a pinch of scepticism.