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Workshop Jakarta 2020

Workshop Jakarta 2020

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL GOOD

20 february, jakarta, indonesia

For the past eighteen months, the International Institute of Communications (IIC) has been running a project looking at the way in which policy makers might understand and address the issues raised by the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as both an economic and societal enabler. Following the publication of a briefing paper, Artificial Intelligence (AI): Why does it matter? What do policy makers in the TMT sector need to think about? the Institute was asked to develop this project further.

The aim is to offer a forum for the exchange of ideas and information – in this case, to enable policy makers to progress a framework that enables the development and use of AI as a positive force while mitigating risks and allaying concerns.

This free workshop will bring together a range of experts, who will discuss case studies and projected developments, and consider regulatory policies and actions that might be effected in this field. A report will be published alongside the Workshop which will act as a reference tool for all involved with these issues, providing examples of the different policy options adopted in countries, concentrating on the Asia Pacific region.

The project will build on and develop work begun by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on AI. This has been further advanced with a UN-ESCAP/Google co-publication featuring a series of case studies on public sector use of AI (to be launched in October) and the establishment of a ESCAP/Google/Association of Pacific Rim Universities policy research network on "AI for Social Good”.

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