[size=41]The Group of 20 Digital Economy team reveals the content of its first meeting in Riyadh ... promising applications for "artificial intelligence"
Yassin Iraq: Baghdad
, the Group of Twenty digital economics teams announced the current and emerging technical trends discussions of its first meeting held this week in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, while the team is awaiting a second meeting in early April to discuss the challenges of "cyber security".
The Group of Twenty indicated that the meeting discussed a number of issues related to the two axes of the Kingdom’s presidency for the Group of Twenty, namely (empowering people and shaping new horizons). The two-day meeting also focused on a number of topics discussed during the previous presidencies of the G-20.
The G20 delegations had discussed the opportunities to form a positive impact, the potential for digital development, as well as the urgent challenges and risks that call for global cooperation.
It is noteworthy that artificial intelligence, an emerging transformative technology, has recently contributed quickly to making a quantum leap in the way people interact with each other and affect a wide range of sectors.
In light of this, the Kingdom’s G20 Presidency intends to continue discussions on artificial intelligence as part of its presidency program for 2020.
It is also known that the rapid increase in the digitization of the economy and social activity led to an unprecedented expansion in the process of data collection, use and transmission, so the meeting also dealt with how to improve cross-border graphic flows and overcome barriers.
The meeting included discussions on smart cities focused on building a promising future for technical applications in urban centers and smart transportation, and members also discussed ways to develop tools for measuring the digital economy to improve evidence-based policymaking.
The digital economics team discussed the issue of cybersecurity with the aim of improving the resilience of global economic systems and dealing with increasing global challenges, given the scale of economic losses incurred by cyber attacks.
Delegations are scheduled to join a panel of experts on the last day of activities to hold the Group of Twenty cybersecurity dialogue with the aim of extending discussions on cybersecurity challenges to business leaders, academics and civil society representatives.
The second meeting of the Digital Economy Task Force is scheduled to take place in early April 2020.