In recent years there has been significant progress in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) technology made possible by tremendous advances in associated fields such as big data, machine learning, computing power, storage capacity and cloud computing, among others. AI is already being tested in proactive tools and applications in a wide range of areas including computer science, finance, business analytics, customer service, transportation and healthcare. AI also has the potential to play a major role in driving inclusive sustainable economic development and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Fulfilling this potential is dependent upon international recognition and collaboration to invest in cutting-edge research, promoting AI-based tools to directly address the most pressing challenges of the SDGs, and scaling proven solutions to define a common agenda for highest priority investment. How can we best capitalize on the potential advantages of these research findings, tools and solutions? How exactly does AI affect economic growth and development? What are most effective metrics to measure economic impact in the different contexts of developed and developing markets?
This year’s edition of the ICT Economic and Industry Expert Roundtable on the “Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence” aims to address these questions by providing an analysis of the global economic impact of AI as well as potential measurement methodologies or models.
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