Communities Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the software engine that drives the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its impact can already be seen in homes, businesses and political processes. In its embodied form of robots, it will soon be driving cars, stocking warehouses and caring for the young and elderly. It holds the promise of solving some of the most pressing issues facing society, but also presents challenges such as inscrutable “black box” algorithms, unethical use of data and potential job displacement. As rapid advances in machine learning (ML) increase the scope and scale of AI’s deployment across all aspects of daily life, and as the technology itself can learn and change on its own, multistakeholder collaboration is required to optimize accountability, transparency, privacy and impartiality to create trust.

The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) project aims to support the development of policy frameworks and governance protocols to accelerate the societal benefits and mitigate the risks of AI/ML. Governments, the private sector, civil society, academia and other stakeholders will co-design and pilot these frameworks and protocols to test theories about impact, iterate based on lessons learned and then scale their adoption globally.