Increasingly, the public and private sectors alike are working on guidance and principles for artificial intelligence (AI) development, deployment, and regulation. The Colombian government, for example, recently published a draft AI ethics framework, “Ethical Framework for Artificial Intelligence in Colombia.” AI policy expert Armando Guio Español, an alumnus of Harvard Law School, an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center (BKC), and consultant for the Development Bank of Latin America -- drafted the framework for the Colombian government.
On November 24, Armando participated in an expert roundtable discussion on Colombia’s AI ethical framework and its implications for young people. The BKC Policy Practice on Artificial Intelligence hosted the roundtable in collaboration with the Colombian government. BKC Policy Practice: AI is a public interest-oriented program, led by BKC Executive Director Urs Gasser, that helps governmental, nonprofit, and private sector organizations implement AI best practices and turn AI principles into operational realities.
We spoke with Armando about Colombia’s Ethical Framework for Artificial Intelligence, the recent roundtable discussion focusing on youth, and how working at BKC informed his experience creating the framework.