This article was published by The Future Society in Policy Research, The AI Initiative on April 13, 2019

Governing the AI Adoption in Developing Countries

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The project aims at developing a framework of enabling policies and regulatory measures for emerging and developing countries to harness artificial intelligence for development and mitigate associated risks, leading to improved understanding and increased quality of advice provided by the World Bank Group.

Policy ResearchThe AI Initiative
April 13, 2019
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The Future Society is launching with the World Bank a new global policy research & advisory project entitled: “New policy and regulatory pathways for harnessing artificial intelligence”.

The project aims at developing a framework of enabling policies and regulatory measures for emerging and developing countries to harness artificial intelligence for development and mitigate associated risks, leading to improved understanding and increased quality of advice provided by the World Bank Group.

Segmented in various phases from conceptualization, development, testing, and validating, this project will focus on assessing emerging policy and regulatory responses to harnessing AI for development, focusing on enabling policies and regulations for managing AI-related risks. A variety of policy and strategy models, as well as regulatory choices and instruments, will be analyzed in different digital maturity contexts. Eventually, the project aims at developing a framework of policy and regulatory approaches that can be applied in a flexible and agile way to guide World Bank Group advice concerning AI to client countries. The project builds on existing work and current progress within and outside the Bank.