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Global Trends in AI

05 May 2024

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IBAN: 978-9948-752-09-7

AED 30

Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands at the forefront of the technological revolution of the 21st century, reshaping industries, societies, and the very fabric of human existence. From the tantalizing prospects of self-driving cars to theintricacies of natural language processing, from unmanned aerial vehicles to cyberwarfare, AI permeates our lives in ways both conspicuous and subtle. As we navigate this landscape of innovation and disruption, understanding the global trends in AI becomes not only imperative but also enlightening.

Trends Research & Advisory is proud to present our new edited volume from the AI and Advanced Technology research program. This timely piece delivers nine chapters from renown experts in international affairs, cybersecurity, sociology, education, healthcare, and the think tank world that shed light on the most exciting technological advancement of our time.

Global Trends in AI is a comprehensive exploration into the multifaceted dimensions of artificial intelligence, spanning continents, industries, and disciplines. Within these pages, we embark on a journey to decipher the prevailing trends that shape the present and dictate the future of AI on a global scale. In recent years, AI has emerged as a transformative force with the potential to redefine economies, governance structures, and social interactions worldwide. From Silicon Valley to Shanghai, from Abu Dhabi to London, academic research labs to corporate boardrooms, the pursuit of AI-driven solutions has become ubiquitous. This book endeavors to uncover the underlying currents that propel the global AI phenomenon, illuminating the patterns that transcend geographical boundaries and cultural differences.

At the heart of this exploration lies the convergence of technological innovation and societal impact. As AI systems proliferate across industries such as defense, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and entertainment, they engender profound changes in labor markets, ethics, and power dynamics. Global Trends in AI delves into the intricate interplay between technological advancement and its societal ramifications, offering insights into the opportunities and challenges that accompany the AI revolution.

Moreover, this book ventures beyond the confines of developed nations, shedding light on the diverse trajectories of AI adoption and development in emerging economies. From the burgeoning tech hubs of India and Nigeria to the state-sponsored AI initiatives in China and Russia, the global landscape of AI innovation is characterized by a rich tapestry of perspectives and approaches. By examining these regional nuances, Global Trends in AI provides a holistic understanding of the worldwide diffusion of AI technologies and their implications for global governance and geopolitical dynamics.

Furthermore, the ethical dimensions of AI loom large in discussions surrounding its global proliferation. Issues such as bias in algorithmic decision-making, privacy concerns in data-driven systems, and the existential risks posed by advanced AI have sparked debates among policymakers, technologists, and ethicists worldwide. This book confronts these ethical quandaries head-on, offering nuanced analyses and thought-provoking reflections on the ethical imperatives that must guide the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies across borders.

We organized the book in accordance with main themes under AI, exploring challenges and likely trends in the future. Each author focused on a particular theme and picked an appropriate referencing style as per their preference, ensuring that readers can delve deeper into the subject should they wish to do further reading.