Deputy Secretary General reiterates NATO’s commitment to responsible innovation in defence and security
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană addressed the Responsible Innovation Defence and Security Conference in Brussels on 27 November 2023 and thanked Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg for organising the event, together with the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division. He said that new technologies can transform our lives for the better in countless ways, but like any new technology, they bring risks, including to our security. Mr Geoană said that it is vital to develop these technologies responsibly and respecting our values - freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
The Deputy Secretary General said that in addition to excellent academic institutions, the finest researchers and creative start-ups, NATO has free and open societies where talent can thrive, people can create, and financing can flow, highlighting that democracies unleash creativity, while authoritarian systems restrict it. He said that to keep setting the pace of technological developments, NATO is innovating cooperatively, differently and, most of all, responsibly.