Trainings on Internet and Artificial Intelligence Governance for civil society

Aziz Soltobaev, conducted a two-day intensive training on Internet Governance and Artificial Intelligence Policy-making for civil society representatives in Kyrgyzstan on July 3-4, 2024.

On the first day, the training covered the fundamental components of the Internet, the entities responsible for international policies and standards, and the current state of Internet policy in the Central Asian region, with a particular focus on Kyrgyzstan. Participants gained knowledge on various topics, including the function of a “cache server,” the concept of IPv4, the differences between four-wire and eight-wire optical connections, technical standards, current global international policies on Internet Governance, and the digital agenda priorities for the republic. Additionally, the training addressed key aspects of Internet Governance, such as multi-stakeholder models, policy development processes, and the role of civil society in shaping Internet policies.

The second day was dedicated to a comprehensive analysis of the history of artificial intelligence policy-making. Participants were educated on the distinctions between algorithmic bias and transparency, the core principles and policies in the AI field, and the implications of AI on freedom of speech, human rights, children’s rights protection, gender equality, and economic development. The training also included discussions on the ethical considerations and responsible AI practices, emphasizing the importance of developing and implementing AI policies that prioritize fairness, accountability, and inclusivity.

Throughout the training, participants engaged in various practical applications in the AI field and gained an understanding of the fundamental principles that AI startups should adhere to and regulate as necessary. This training was organized by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL).

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