With Russia’s publication of its National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in October 2019, and Brazil’s announcement in December 2019 that the country was opening public consultations for its national AI strategy, all 15 of the world’s largest economies have now developed, or are in the process of developing, strategies to guide their governments’ policy approach towards the use and development of AI.
In November 2018, CIFAR published the first edition of Building an AI World: Report on National and Regional AI Strategies. Since that time, a number of countries have further developed or finalized their own national AI strategies, and more have taken steps towards creating such strategies to ensure that they, too, can capitalize on AI to drive growth and remain competitive. This second edition provides an updated overview of the global landscape of AI strategies as of January 2020.
This report aims to provide a snapshot of the rapidly evolving area of technological policy, highlighting the variety of approaches taken by different countries, and providing policymakers with a reference and a toolkit of potential measures to shape the development of the field in their own countries.