Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda attends World Summit of the Committees of the Future 2023
SPEAKER of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he is attending the 2nd World Summit of the Committees of the Future 2023.
In an update on its X (formerly Twitter) page, Parliament of Zimbabwe said the Summit is set to continue on the trajectory started in Finland in 2022 on the occasion of the First World Summit of the Committees of the Future held in Helsinki. Participating parliamentarians recognized the fundamental importance of incorporating the Future paradigm in the present-day use of Artificial Intelligence.
In his remarks, Advocate Mudenda said: Today, we stand at the precipice of a new future for democracy and Parliaments. The future behoves us to rethink and reconfigure our minds towards firmly embracing artificial intelligence (AI) which wields transformative power on our Parliaments and democratic values. Doubtless, the age of AI has evolved from a mere dream to an inevitable reality, poised, if effectively harnessed, to expedite the process of bringing the future of Parliaments and participatory democracy to the present.”
The 2nd World Summit of the Committees of the Future 2023 is running under the overarching theme- BRINGING THE FUTURE TO THE PRESENT: THE DEMOCRACY OF THE FUTURE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND PARLIAMENTS. The theme offers an opportunity to reflect on experiences and exchange views on the challenges and opportunities in embracing AI to democracy equity, decision-making, and responsible parliamentary digital processes.