National governments, as well as industry and scientific communities in the Americas, are paying increasing attention to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms as a way to spur economic and social growth, and technology innovation.
However, several concerns have also been raised over the possible unintended consequences of increasing AI use, from job losses to new privacy and safety challenges. Cullen International’s new benchmark covers whether national governments have published or proposed specific strategies or plans on nationwide adoption of AI.
Most countries covered have been discussing the need to implement a comprehensive national AI strategy. Among the monitored countries, Canada has a strategy in place, and aims to establish a set of ethical standards for AI use. Mexico proposed a national AI strategy in April 2018, while the United States has recently been considering to adopt one.
Several countries in the Americas are currently fostering AI initiatives and encouraging increased AI use in different sectors. For example, in Colombia, AI software and AI education programmes benefit from special tax exemptions, while Brazil has been considering adopting AI tools to improve efficiency in the judiciary and in public administration.
11 September 18
New research on national policies and incentives to attract data centres in the Americas
This third of five new Digital Economy benchmarks presents the policies and incentives of countries in the Americas that target the establishment and operation of data centres.
27 August 18
New research on taxation of digital economy services in the Americas
This first of five new Digital Economy benchmarks summarises initiatives already in force and proposals under discussion for taxing digital economy goods and services in the Americas.
08 August 18
New research on telecommunications and broadband policies in the MENA region
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