The AI Revolution Is Coming for Latin America. Is It Ready?

By Antonio Garrastazu, Beatriz de Anta

The region needs a regional strategy to bolster the technology’s positive effects and combat its use by bad actors, write two experts.

The development of artificial intelligence (AI) holds immense potential for innovation across economic sectors worldwide. But this technology poses as many challenges as opportunities—and in Latin America, we’ve seen a patchwork of regulatory and institutional approaches emerge in various countries, rather than a coherent regional strategy. With AI’s potential to both help and hinder governments in strengthening democratic institutions, an AI strategy for the Americas that puts democratic principles and protection first will be critical in the years ahead. Already, countries...

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