“Artificial Intelligence is a key enabler of the UN Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as it could potentially contribute to many of the SDG targets,” Huawei EU Public Affairs Senior Manager Angeliki Dedopoulou said at the LKDF Forum 2020, an online Learning and Knowledge Development Facility conference hosted by UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Policymakers need to put basic digital and AI skills high on the policy agenda, as a foundation of flexibility and employability throughout the life cycle, Ms Dedopoulou added. They also need to encourage education and training in digital and AI skills through apprenticeships, internships, job placements and projects on the job.
Blockchain and AI can boost the green economy
Blockchain is one of the key enabling technologies that can help to create more sustainable economy, Huawei believes. It helps foster collaboration between consumers and producers, by assisting people in adopting more sustainable lifestyles, and by helping companies improve their sourcing and recycling practices.
Another major benefit of blockchain technology is that it can ensure transparency and traceability, especially with regard to climate action, where it can play an important role in improving the accountability of policies limiting fossil fuel consumption and fostering decarbonisation.
Watch Angeliki Dedopoulou explain how blockchain can benefit society in a 12-part YouTube series here.
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