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.
20 November 18
New benchmark on the “electronic communications exclusion” for voice-based services in the PSD2
Our new benchmark looks at guidelines on the threshold calculation method used to exclude electronic communications services providers from being subject to the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in relation to voice-based services.
14 November 18
New benchmark on obligations/quotas to promote children's programmes in Europe
Our new benchmark shows if commercial broadcasters and public service broadcasters are subject to requirements on the promotion of programmes or channels aimed at children.
12 November 18
Our coverage of Central American and Caribbean countries is increasing with Cuba and Guatemala
Cullen International’s Americas Telecoms Country Profiles provide the key facts about the telecoms sector, including the main policy priorities, in 20 countries in the region - now also covering Cuba and Guatemala.