Avasant Presents at World Bank‘s Digital Development Global Practice’s
Enabling Digital Platforms for Artificial Intelligence
January 9, 2019
Room: MC 6-100*
1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA
Hosted by the Digital Development Global Practice
Disruptive technology applications, driven by the advent of big-data and analytics, global digital connectivity, cloud computing and cheaper storage and processing power, have led to new suite of data-driven technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), gene-editing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, drone technology and others.
While AI concepts date back to the early dates of Computer Sciences, it is now that we are seeing AI uptake in fields such as health, climate change, finance, and many others of relevance to development.
The increasing pace of development and diffusion is reshaping the way economic progress takes place for countries across the world, with deep implications for national development and livelihoods. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the developing countries to leapfrog. However Client countries’ governments face considerable challenges and risks, such as threats to employment, privacy, security, agency, inclusion and human rights. The debate about the impact of AI on the future of work is one good example. AI-based analytics and tools in the public sector pose new questions about transparency, accountability and auditability of decision-making.
Please join this BBL to learn more about the topic, how it is seen by academic researcher, consulting firms, and World Bank Group policy specialists.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.
Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.
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