Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds substantial promise for improving human life and economic competitiveness in a variety of ways and for helping solve some of society’s most pressing challenges. At the same time, according to experts, AI poses new risks and could displace workers and widen socioeconomic inequality. To gain a better understanding of the emerging opportunities, challenges, and implications resulting from developments in AI, the Comptroller General of the United States convened the Forum on Artificial Intelligence, which was held on July 6 and 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. At the forum, participants from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations considered the potential implications of AI developments in four sectors—cybersecurity, automated vehicles, criminal justice, and financial services. Participants considered policy implications of broadening AI use in the economy and society, as well as associated opportunities, challenges, and areas in need of more research.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technology Assessment
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO-18-142SP
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 1:47PM