Unregulated use of AI is threat to sustainable development

A recent article in Open Access Development reports that a new study underlines that unregulated AI is a threat to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of guidelines created by the United Nations (UN) for the sustainable development of all countries.

Dr Jon Truby of Qatar University points out that this threat is especially prevalent in developing nations, which often relax AI regulations to attract investments from the Big Tech. He explains

In this study, I propose the need for proactive regulatory measures in AI development, which would help to ensure that AI operates to benefit sustainable development.

Examples showing how unregulated AI can be detrimental to SDGs are presented in the study.

The full article can be read here.

The study is available here.

This content has been updated on 22 February 2022 at 11 h 42 min.