Sustainability key goal, AI and 5G prime drivers

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its increasingly broad influence across various industries necessitates a review of its impact on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We discovered that AI can facilitate the achievement of 134 targets across all goals using a consensus-based expert elicitation procedure, but it can also prevent the achievement of 59 targets. Current research priorities, on the other hand, miss critical features. To allow long-term growth, the rapid development of AI must be accompanied by the required regulatory awareness and supervision for AI-based technology. Failure to do so might lead to inconsistencies in terms of openness, safety, and ethical norms.

According to a new study by enterprise data cloud vendor Cloudera, only approximately 30% of business decision-makers in India are increasing investments in environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) – ahead of accelerating market share (27%) or accelerating monetary progress (24 per cent).

Furthermore, data workers believe that 60 per cent of the information their company uses on a daily basis should be focused on creating good in the communities it serves. It's a feeling shared by 58 per cent of business decision-makers. Limitless: The Constructive Power of AI Research polled 2,213 business decision-makers and 10,880 data workers in the United States, Europe, India, and Asia-Pacific.

"The pandemic has accelerated the pace of technology adoption across industries and sectors, resulting in a more digitally savvy ecosystem," said Vinod Ganesan, Cloudera India's Country Manager.

"As sustainability becomes a more important business priority for Indian companies, emerging technologies such as big data, AI, machine learning, and 5G are reshaping the way businesses operate." While innovation remains a top priority, corporate leaders are also striving to boost efficiency and improve customer service."

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