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: French, Korean