Technology Secretary Chloe Smith of the UK is set to visit Paris today to chair talks at the world’s first Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Forum on Technology. This forum, which was announced last year by the UK and OECD. Aims to provide a platform for like-minded OECD members and non-members to discuss advancements in technology with industry and academia.
The inaugural event of the Global Forum on Technology will focus on promoting international cooperation in the rapid development of scientific and technological advancements. The UK has been a strong advocate for this initiative and has committed £2 million in funding. Other nations, including the United States and Spain, have also pledged additional funding to support the forum. The UK’s financial contribution will be utilized for organizing and hosting future events. As well as conducting research and analysis to anticipate the long-term opportunities. And risks associated with emerging technologies.
During the event, UK Technology Secretary will formally open the forum and chair a high-level panel on shaping the future at the technological frontier. The panel will include government representatives from the United States, Spain, Ukraine, and the OECD. Discussions will revolve around achieving a responsible and values-based approach to technology. Particularly focusing on emerging technologies such as the metaverse, engineering biology, immersive technologies, and the role of artificial intelligence in these areas.
The UK’s participation in and support for the OECD Global Forum on Technology. Aligns with its ambitions to become an international technology superpower. Moreover, by fostering international collaboration and addressing the ethical and societal implications of emerging technologies. The forum aims to pave the way for responsible and sustainable technological advancements.