Access Alert: AI in Brazil

Access Alert: AI in Brazil

As part of the Brazilian government’s effort to accelerate the country’s global strength in AI development, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil has published the Artificial Intelligence (AI) National Strategy. With the aim to guide Government actions towards research, development and ethical use of AI-based technology, the 32-page document represents the outcome of a one-year process which started with an open consultation in 2019.

The document serves “as a guiding instrument of the Brazilian Government to enhance the development and use of technology in order to promote scientific advancement and solve concrete problems of the country.” The strategy provides that the government commits to apply AI-based tools in at least 12 federal public services by 2022 and to create a Brazilian AI observatory. The strategy is aligned with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s human-centred AI Principles – to which Brazil adhered in May 2019.

The new AI framework creates new opportunities for both private and public sector by promoting continued investments in AI research; removing barriers to AI innovation; encouraging the development of ethical AI and supporting economic growth through investment on skills, talent, and R&D.

At Access Partnership, we are monitoring the implementation stage of the strategy and we can help identifying regulatory and economic opportunities related to the development of AI-based services in Brazil. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Paula Rabacov.

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