On January 14 it will be celebrated World Logic Day.
Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, expressed “At the dawn of this new decade – indeed, now more than ever – the discipline of logic is utterly vital to our societies and economies. Computer science and digital technology, which provide the structure for today’s ways of life, are rooted in logical and algorithmic reasoning”.
Ms. Audrey Azoulay also said that “Artificial intelligence (AI), the unprecedented progress of which constitutes a technological and even anthropological revolution, is itself founded on logical reasoning. Through the drafting of the first global standard-setting instrument concerning the ethics of AI, UNESCO has undertaken to establish an ethical framework for this innovative product of logic”.
A dynamic and global annual celebration of World Logic Day aims at fostering international cooperation, promoting the development of logic, in both research and teaching, supporting the activities of associations, universities, and other institutions involved with logic, and enhancing public understanding of logic and its implications for science, technology, and innovation.
UNESCO strongly believes that the celebration of World Logic Day can also contribute to the promotion of a culture of peace, dialogue, and mutual understanding, based on the advancement of education and science. And so does LASIGE!