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The AI for Social Good Summit Policy Insight Brief I: Four Abilities for Governments to Leverage AI for Social Good
AI for Social Good, a partnership between the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), United Nations ESCAP and Google, released Policy Insight Briefs from the AI for Social Good Summit, taken place in November 2020. This Brief provides a strategic summary of policy insights from three expert panels on building an effective enabling environment for AI for social good at the national level.
AI for Social Good, a partnership between the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), United Nations ESCAP and Google, released Policy Insight Briefs from the AI for Social Good Summit, taken place in November 2020. This brief provides a strategic summary of policy insights from three expert panels on AI governance and accountability for social and environmental benefit.
While the AI research ecosystem is growing, there is still limited research into how AI can positively transform economies and societies. In light of this, United Nations ESCAP, APRU, and Google partnered in 2018 to fill this void by setting up the AI for Social Good Project and bringing together regional scholars and experts from industry and government.
AI For Social Good, a partnership between APRU, UN ESCAP and Google, released a new report exploring the impact of AI on societies in the Asia-Pacific region. This report is based on realities and experiences from Asia and the Pacific, and provides various perspectives on what AI for social good may look like in this region. More importantly, the report offers suggestions from the research community on how policymakers can encourage, use, and regulate AI for social good.
The report, jointly prepared by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Google, showcases successful models of leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) for improved public services in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a revolution defined by frontier technological breakthroughs such as AI, robotics, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things amongst others, it will be critical that these technologies work for society and the environment as well as the economy if we are to achieve the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.