Artificial Intelligence in Society

The artificial intelligence (AI) landscape has evolved significantly from 1950 when Alan Turing first posed the question of whether machines can think. Today, AI is transforming societies and economies. It promises to generate productivity gains, improve well-being and help address global challenges, such as climate change, resource scarcity and health crises. Yet, as AI applications are adopted around the world, their use can raise questions and challenges related to human values, fairness, human determination, privacy, safety and accountability, among others. This report helps build a shared understanding of AI in the present and near-term by mapping the AI technical, economic, use case and policy landscape and identifying major public policy considerations. It is also intended to help co-ordination and consistency with discussions in other national and international fora.

Published on June 11, 2019Also available in: German, French, Korean

SUMMARIESavailable in 6 languages

English Artificial Intelligence in Society (Summary in English)
French L’intelligence artificielle dans la société.
Spanish La inteligencia artificial en la sociedad
German Künstliche Intelligenz in der Gesellschaft
Japanese 社会の中の人工知能
Italian L’intelligenza artificiale nella società


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Executive summary
The technical landscape
The economic landscape
AI applications
Public policy considerations
AI policies and initiatives
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