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Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
This evolving report looks at emerging trends in artificial intelligence (AI).
How will AI impact society in the future?
The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a long-term investigation of the field of AI and its influences on people, their communities, and society. It considers the science, engineering, and deployment of AI-enabled computing systems.
For me the purpose of life is to know other people…is to discover what life is. Who inhabits the world? What is it to be human? What can I give to the world which it doesn’t have…a gift for tolerating my presence in this world..…and unless I know the people, I can’t know what it does not have - Theodore Zeldin
Imagine balancing self-interest and caring for others. If this is possible, then:
(1) What is the approximate balance between the two today - in individuals, organisations and societies? How much time do we really spend thinking about and then acting on other people's needs?
Forecasts on the impact of technology on the future of work are deeply polarised, creating fear of the challenges to come and inaction on new opportunities. What do we know about the transformation underway and what short- and long-term innovations hold the greatest potential to navigate these changes?
Fundamental shifts in the world of work are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income be the solution?
As business opportunities for artificial intelligence multiply, how can industry leaders design the principles and technical standards into their products that benefit society as a whole? Dimensions addressed by the panel included: data ecosystems for privacy and security, algorithms for greater social inclusion and institutions to build trust among stakeholders.
Michel de Montaigne's Essais help us better frame and address the fundamental question: "how to live?"
Montaigne has been covered well in both In Our Time and in a Philosophy Bites interview with Sarah Bakewell - listen also to Bakewell on Montaigne and/or read her series of Guardian articles about Montaigne.
For more on Montaigne, see e.g:.