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The Committee considered in an integrated discussion the remaining three technological frontier issues to be considered by CEB: cyberspace, biotechnology and the impact of new technologies on peace and security. The Chair noted that the three topics, though distinct, were closely interlinked, both among themselves and with artificial intelligence. The intent was to provide inputs and recommendations to CEB on entry points for United Nations engagement that would ensure that frontier technologies developed in a way that benefitted humanity, were anchored by universal norms and standards and supported sustainable development and peace.

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The draft discussion papers on cyberspace, biotechnology and the peace and security implications of emerging technologies will be finalized on the basis of the Committee’s deliberations and submitted to CEB as inputs to its forthcoming session and for further guidance.

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