“The Elders” took 2 specific suggestions from the book “Digital Transformation and Ethics. Ethical Considerations on the Robotization and Automation of Society and the Economy and the Use of Artificial Intelligence” (2021) – “human rights-based data-based systems” and the creation of an “International Data-Based Systems Agency IDA” at the UN following the model of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA.

Founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, “the elders” are independent global leaders working together for peace, justice, human rights and a sustainable planet. In their statement of May 31, 2023, “The Elders” demand: “A new global architecture is needed to manage these powerful technologies within robust safety protocols, drawing on the model of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the International Atomic Energy Agency. These guardrails must ensure AI is used in ways consistent with international law and human rights treaties. AI’s benefits must also be shared with poorer countries. No existing international agency has the mandate and expertise to do all this. The Elders now encourage a country or group of countries to request as a matter of priority, via the UN General Assembly, that the International Law Commission draft an international treaty establishing a new international AI safety agency.”