Artificial Intelligence and international trade
Some preliminary implications
Artificial intelligence (AI) has strong potential to spur innovation, help firms create
new value from data, and reduce trade costs. Growing interest in the economic and
societal impacts of AI has also prompted interest in the trade implications of this
new technology. While AI technologies have the potential to fundamentally change trade
and international business models, trade itself can also be an important mechanism
through which countries and firms access the inputs needed to build AI systems, whether
goods, services, people or data, and through which they can deploy AI solutions globally.
This paper explores the interlinkages between AI technologies and international trade
and outlines key trade policy considerations for policy makers seeking to harness
the full potential of AI technologies.
Available from April 22, 2022
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