The national policy of AI inserts Chile in the vanguard and global collaboration, with an ecosystem of research, development and innovation. It will create new capacities in the productive, academic and state sectors, which oriented according to transversal principles, contribute to sustainability and better quality of life for Chileans.
/ Ministry of Science approves first National Artificial Intelligence Policy in Chile20 January, 2022
María Ignacia Ormeño Sarralde
On December 3, 2021, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation approved the first National Artificial Intelligence Policy, which had been presented on October 27 by the same Ministry. It contains the strategic guidelines to be followed by our country in the next ten years aimed at empowering people in the use and development of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and participating in the debate on their legal, ethical, social and economic consequences. Chile joins countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil that are responding to the growing technological advances in AI by also presenting strategies on AI and above all to the commitment of the agreements signed with the OECD on AI.
A committee of 12 specialists and self-convened roundtables drafted the policy, which brought together more than 8,000 people in both face-to-face and virtual activities. A public consultation closed this process and it was then published in the Official Gazette.
The policy is structured around four cross-cutting principles and three interdependent axes and is additionally accompanied by an IA action plan, which specifies the initiatives included in each of the document’s actions.
The cross-cutting principles are as follows:
- IA with a focus on the well-being of people, with respect to human rights and security.
- IA for sustainable development.
- Inclusive IA.
- Globalized and evolving AI.
In terms of policy axes:
- Enabling factors.
- Development and adoption.
- Ethics, regulatory aspects and socioeconomic impact.