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International Artificial Intelligence Policy

Charting the currents of a worldwide transversal technology

On the EU Artificial Intelligence Policy Knowledge for policy online resource there is an article about: The AI techno-economic complex System: Worldwide landscape, thematic subdomains and technological collaborations. This very short article gives an introduction and is an encouragement to read the full paper.

“In addition, AI cannot be identified as part of a specific sector, but rather as a transversal technology because the fields in which it is applied do not have precise boundaries.”

They mainly look at three aspects:

  1. Investigate the patterns in which AI technological subdomains subsist and scatter in different parts of the system.
  2. Reveal the size, composition, and topology of the AI R&D collaboration network.
  • Patent applications related to the considered technology.
  • Publications in related research domains.

“AI’s artifacts, such as machine learning algorithms, devices using computer vision and speech recognition, and connected and automated vehicles, are investigated via the activities that the agents perform in order to produce, trade, and develop them.”

They capture the state of AI in the worldwide landscape in the period 2009–2018.

AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.