The Strategies of Governments for Artificial Intelligence


  • DATE / TIME:
    2020•03•17    10:00 - 11:00

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, with hundreds of research centres all over the world working on building new technologies using AI and many more technology companies trying to yield the benefits from this new technological paradigm.

    Governments are perhaps the last significant entity to enter in this new “AI wave”, but nevertheless have an important role to play when a large part of their populations is affected by this technology. Many countries now have official government strategies to tap the benefits of AI as well as to regulate its use and applications.

    In this seminar, Vaibhav Shah, a Research Assistant at the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, will review how these government strategies are designed, what are the main concerns and objectives, and which are the areas the governments mainly focus while investing their money and efforts in building their strategies for AI. He will consider many key indicators involving healthcare, education, defence, and economy summarise current state-of-the-art and a possible future directions.

    For more informatyion, see the event announcement on the UNU-EGOV website.

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