Overview of AI Policies and Development in Latin America

Over the last seven decades, the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape has evolved dramatically from logic-based systems to breakthroughs in machine learning (ML) modeling techniques. Although in its early stages, AI already permeates many peoples’ lives, even in subtle ways: spam filters, smart personal and business assistants (e.g., Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, or IBM’s Watson), sales and business forecasting, and voice recognition are all examples of AI-enabled technology. This document addresses some key aspects of this technology, including the general principles for AI development proposed by different organizations, as well as how the technology is shaping—and being shaped by— policy decisions made at national and international levels.

  • Published: February 2020
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