20 Nov 2023 12:31

APEC summit paid much attention to digital transformation, matters of AI - Russian Deputy PM Overchuk

SAN FRANCISCO. Nov 20 (Interfax) - The recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit that took place in San Francisco devoted much attention to the topics of digital transformation and artificial intelligence, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk, who headed Russia's delegation at the summit, said in a statement.

"Much attention was paid to digital transformation, particularly to matters of artificial intelligence, its development and regulation, to the point that the rules for utilizing artificial intelligence must include mandatory labeling of content generated by artificial intelligence," Overchuk told reporters following the second session of the leaders of the APEC economies.

Overchuk added that AI affects "improving working conditions, though, on the other hand, there are also social consequences from utilizing it. Therefore, we talked about the need to support the vulnerable groups of the population," he said.

Overchuk during the session said that, "Many [participants] noted the need for predictability in the rules of international trade that would be convenient and render life easier for economic operators."

"Many speeches voiced the need for more efficient work of the World Trade Organization," Overchuk said.