Our director (as a member of The European AI Alliance) uploaded this work and contributed to the documentation that the members of the European Alliance for AI and the high-level AI group are handling. He consider these points of view is important in terms of sustainable development.
Link to the post at european AI alliance (Restricted to members): https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/european-ai-alliance/role-artificial-intelligence-achieving-sustainable-development-goalsJuan Antonio Lloret Egea
A short summary
This document present and discuss implications of how AI can either enable or inhibit the delivery of all 17 goals and 169 targets recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development… A document that provides points of view on sustainable development (SDGs) and that has an impact on specific objectives to make this viable.
The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and its progressively wider impact on many sectors requires an assessment of its effect on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Using a consensus-based expert elicitation process, we find that AI can enable the accomplishment of 134 targets across all the goals, but it may also inhibit 59 targets. However, current research foci overlook important aspects. The fast development of AI needs to be supported by the necessary regulatory insight and oversight for AI-based technologies to enable sustainable development. Failure to do so could result in gaps in transparency, safety, and ethical standards.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. The SDGs build on decades of work by countries and the UN, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Sourece: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300
Article URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-14108-y
Vinuesa, R., Azizpour, H., Leite, I. et al. The role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nat Commun 11, 233 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-14108-y
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