Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 would result in a transformed world with less poverty or hunger, gender equality, and economic growth that does not degrade environmental resources.
Digital solutions, such as virtual learning, smart agriculture, and e-health, are transforming the world and people's lives, and they have the potential to catalyze the necessary transformations to achieve the 17 SDGs.
But these 17 SDGs are not 17 siloed goals.
They are not separate goals that can be pursued independently from one another if we aim at having a sustainable impact, and making sure we are not creating externalities on one side while driving action on the other.
They are all connected by multi-factor interdependenciesThis systemic dimension that intertwined these goals is what makes them complex to be solved.
Could the development of artificial intelligence be an opportunity to help humanity solve this equation in addressing and navigating the systemic and increased complexity of those Grand Challenges?
What are the preconditions and safeguards for such artificial intelligence to be developed?
And how can the advancements in artificial intelligence right now enable us to have a positive impact on some of these objectives and make a better society?