At Britain’s urging, the United Nations Security Council will hold its first official discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) this week. This is reported by Reuters.

Governments around the world are considering how to mitigate the dangers posed by emerging AI technologies that could harm the global economy and reshape the international security landscape. The UK, which this month holds the presidency of the UN Security Council, is seeking a role as a global leader in AI regulation. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley will chair the discussion.

In June 2023, UN Secretary-General António Guterres supported a proposal by the heads of some AI companies to create an international AI watchdog such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Yes, Ukrainians know very well that the UN, the IAEA and the UN Security Council are quite helpless organizations that do not solve anything and are not capable of anything, but we should agree, agree, “UN Security Council meeting on AI regulation” sounds like a phrase from some sci-fi novel/film.