Amandeep Gill, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology talks to Ketan Patel, Chairman, Force For Good
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Video Archives Now Available: UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, Amandeep Gill one-on-one interview with Show Host, Ketan Patel, “Force For Good”
ESG News releases Amandeep Gill , UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology one-on-one interview with Force for Good Host and Chairman Ketan Patel, live from CES 2024.
Highlights – Amandeep Gill speaks to “Force For Good” About:
Amandeep Gill , United Nations Envoy on Technology talks about the United Nations Envoy on Technology on AI, godlike technology, the SDGs and the urgent need for rules of engagement.
“we have godlike technology, medieval institutions and Palaeolithic minds (Wilson)
… With these new technologies, our world, our societies are going to be shaped in ways that we can’t even imagine today. So we need to step back and urgently focus on these institution deficits
… nuclear science was the most powerful technology that humans had invented still is, in some ways, it’s one of those human made artifacts that can destroy civilization
… there are certain similarities in terms of the responsibility of scientists and technologies, the responsibility of governments to put in place rules.”
Show: Force For Good
Guest: Amandeep Gill, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology
Host: Ketan Patel
Original Release Dates: February 09, 2024
Network: ESG News
Producer: Matt Bird
About Amandeep Singh Gill
Amandeep Singh Gill is the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 10 June 2022 the appointment of Amandeep Singh Gill of India as his Envoy on Technology.
Mr. Gill is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project, based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
A thought leader on digital technology, he brings to the position a deep knowledge of digital technologies coupled with a solid understanding of how to leverage the digital transformation responsibly and inclusively for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Previously, he was the Executive Director and Co-Lead of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-2019). In addition to delivering the report of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, Mr. Gill helped secure high-impact international consensus recommendations on regulating Artificial Intelligence (Al) in lethal autonomous weapon systems in 2017 and 2018, the draft Al ethics recommendation of UNESCO in 2020, and a new international platform on digital health and Al.
Mr. Gill was India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (2016-2018). He joined his country’s Diplomatic Service in 1992 and served in various capacities in disarmament and strategic technologies and international security affairs, with postings in Tehran and Colombo. He was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
Mr. Gill holds a PhD in Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums from King’s College, London, a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. He is fluent in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi.
About Ketan Patel
Chair of the Force for Good Platform and Initiative; CEO and Founder, Greater Pacific Capital; Formerly Goldman Sachs, Head of Strategic Group; Formerly Partner KPMG; Author of ‘The Master Strategist’ (Random House, 2005)
Ketan established the Force for Good Initiative, leading its outreach and research and co-authored its inaugural report, ‘Capital as a Force for Good’, in December 2020, which examined 63 leading global financial institutions and engaged 30 as active participants, establishing the industry’s efforts to impact the world for good.
He was formerly a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and headed the Goldman Sachs Strategic Group. He has worked extensively in the US, Europe, China, Japan and India, providing strategic counsel to the bank’s leading corporate, investing and government client leaders.
Ketan co-founded and leads the investment firm, Greater Pacific Capital (GPC), which invests in high growth enterprises making an impact locally and internationally, profitably and sustainably.
He also leads GPC’s research work, which focuses on peace, prosperity and freedom, including the rise and fall of civilisations, great power, the changing world order and the shape of the world to come, sustainability, mass inclusion and the eradication of slums.
Ketan is a fellow, trustee and board member of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), and worked with the UNWAAS Global Leadership Initiative, leading the future of finance initiative. He currently chairs the WAAS Global Referendum initiative.
He is a member of the working group of the UN SDSN Senior Working Group on Joint Implementation of EGD and SDGs and also the Lancet Commission COVID 19 Green Recovery Task Force focused on Sustainable Finance.
Ketan is the author of ‘The Master Strategist’ (Random House, 2005).
He grew up in London and India and studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is an MBA and ACMA.
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