United Nations CITO: Artificial intelligence will be humanity’s final innovation

The United Nations Chief Information Technology Officer spoke with TechRepublic about the future of cybersecurity, social media, and how to fix the internet and build global technology for social good. Artificial intelligence, said United Nations chief information technology officer Atefeh Riazi, might be the last innovation humans create. “The next innovations,” said the cabinet-level diplomat during a recent interview at her office at UN headquarters in New York, “will come through artificial intelligence.” From then on, said Riazi, “it will be the AI innovating. We need to think about our role as technologists and we need to think about the ramifications&#8212positive and negative&#8212and we need to transform ourselves as innovators.” Appointed by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as CITO and Assistant Secretary-General of the Office of Information and Communications Technology in…


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