At the end of October 2021, the Ministry of Science, Knowledge, Technology and Innovation published Chile’s first National Artificial Intelligence Policy and Action Plan (“Policy”).
The Policy aims to insert Chile in the vanguard and global collaboration related to AI, with an ecosystem of research, development and innovation in AI that creates new capabilities in the productive, academic and state sectors, and that oriented according to cross-cutting principles of opportunity and responsibility, contribute to sustainable development and improve our quality of life.
The text contains four principles and is divided into three interdependent axes. Each axis addresses the opportunities and gaps in its field and introduces the objectives and priority actions that Chile must undertake in a time horizon of 10 years to meet the objective of this policy by 2031.
The principles of the Policy are: (i) AI with a focus on people’s well-being, respect for human rights and security; (ii) AI for sustainable development; (iii) inclusive AI; and (iv) globalized and evolving AI.
The 3 axes of the policy are:
Development and adoption;
Ethics, regulatory aspects and socio-economic effects.
Within the enabling factors are described: (i) talent development; (ii) technological infrastructure; and (iii) data.
Within the development and adoption axis, the following are described: (i) generate indications of AI productivity for Chile; (ii) strengthen Chilean R&D in AI to achieve a level equal to or above the OECD average; (iii) promote collaboration between academia and the productive sector for R&D of AI systems; (iv) promote the development of the AI R&D ecosystem where the State, the productive sector and academia generate, are attentive and invest in opportunities related to AI; (v) Fostering and boosting the economic productivity of AI to reach levels equal to or higher than the average economic growth for OECD countries due to the impact of AI; (vi) Accelerating the modernization of the State through AI; and (vii) Adoption in key challenges: Mitigating and adapting to climate change with AI.
The last axis is structured based on: (i) ethics, (ii) impacts on work; (iii) consumer relations; (iv) creation, intellectual property and industrial property; (v) cybersecurity and cyber defense; and (vi) gender.
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