Cutting-edge digital tools, can help us to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve life for all.
But, if the right policies are not put in place, there is a real danger that these so-called “frontier technologies” will exacerbate inequality and destroy quality jobs, the UN is warning.
Conor Lennon from UN News interviews Hamid Rashid, Chief of DESA’s Development Research Branch, to find out more.
The latest technological advances, from artificial intelligence to electric cars, can be a “double-edged sword”, says the latest UN World Economic and Social Survey (WESS 2018), released on Monday.
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