International Initiatives in AI
In the final chapter we examine how AI is affecting the world’s economies. We review the European Union’s Declaration and its Communication of 2018, its very important General Data Protection Regulation, its draft AI Guidelines, and other Directives and initiatives affecting its member states. We then proceed to a discussion on how the People’s Republic of China is making major advances in AI with its projected expenditures of some $1.6 trillion by the year 2030. We review in depth its New Generation Artificial Development Plan AI. We then examine how the Middle East and Latin America are attempting to incorporate AI into their economies. Lastly, we examine international conventions and declarations, in particular the ASILOMAR AI Principles and future trends coupled with a discussion of consciousness as it applies to AI.