EU - Israel Attains No. 3 in World of AI Solutions

Arno Froese

One of the most significant global reports on regulating artificial intelligence (AI) to date was issued by the Council of Europe.

The report says that, “AI systems are increasingly being used in almost every kind of human activity... In the context of the fight against COVID-19, numerous applications have been deployed to accelerate research, improve case detection and measure the pandemic.”

The Council of Europe’s 47 member states and connections with human rights groups, civil society, academia and the private sector make it a leader for protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

According to the report, the organization has already “produced pioneering global legally-binding standards involving complex technological issues, such as the protection of personal data, bioethics and cybercrime, reconciling innovation and human rights protection.”

Regarding Israel, the report starts by citing statistics that “Israel is now number three in the world for AI solutions. With only 8.5 million citizens, Israel has a market share of 11% and is equal to China. Israel has 40x more AI companies per capita than the market leader USA, and that makes Israel the clear hidden champion of Artificial Intelligence.”

According to the report, Israel’s approach was to consult hundreds of Israeli experts in various domains, including the academic, industrial and governmental sectors. No less than 15 working groups were established.

In addition, Israel’s National Initiative Report recommends that the government launch, in cooperation with the industrial and the academic sectors, four more national projects in the fields of healthcare, transportation, security and agriculture.

-www.jpost.com, 20 December 2020

Arno's commentary

Based on logical analysis, there is no such thing as artificial intelligence. Why? Real intelligence consists of body, soul and spirit. Intelligence goes back to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve received information and were able to intellectually determine their choices, which were influenced by the serpent’s enticing language. The instruction was, “…of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17). They did eat, as we read in Genesis 3:22: “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.”

Based on the Word of God, artificial intelligence cannot distinguish between good and evil. However, AI is making headlines throughout the scientific world and is yet to be fully developed. 

Asking the Internet about the origin of artificial intelligence, it lists the year 1303 when “Catalan [Spanish] poet and theologian Ramon Llull completed Ars generalis ultima (The Ultimate General Art), further perfecting his method of using paper-based mechanical means to create new knowledge from combinations of concepts.” That is, of course, ancient. Next, in 1921 it was Czech writer Karel Čapek who introduced the word “robot.” Then, in 1955, “artificial intelligence” was coined in a proposal for a “two-month, ten-man study of artificial intelligence” submitted by John McCarthy of Dartmouth College. From then on, research into AI virtually explodes. 

Now, the Council of Europe is at work to establish standards to protect human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. 

Again, not surprisingly, Israel—with its population at under 9 million—is definitely the world leader.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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