AI for Social Good: Strengthening Capabilities and Government Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific
While the AI research ecosystem is growing, there is currently still limited research into how AI can positively transform economies and societies. In light of this, United Nations ESCAP, APRU and Google partnered in 2018 to fill this void by developing a network of regional scholars to formulate policies and strategies that support, advance and maximize AI for Social Good. The project draws on new insights for the development of a set of papers and report to inform senior policy makers, experts, and governments how to cultivate an ecosystem. The aim is to foster and enhance AI for social good within economies and identify what government approaches will address the challenges associated with AI while maximizing the technology’s potential. Visit the UNESCAP-APRU-Google AI for Social Good Summit, November 2020 here. Find out more about the two AI projects with the Thai Government here. Find out more about the AI project with the Bangladeshi Government here.