The Strategic and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector of Latin America and the Caribbean

Governments can use artificial intelligence (AI) to design better policies and make better and more targeted decisions, enhance communication and engagement with citizens, and improve the speed and quality of public services. The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is seeking to leverage the immense potential of AI to promote the digital transformation of the public sector. The OECD, in collaboration with CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, prepared this report to help national governments in the LAC region understand the current regional baseline of activities and capacities for AI in the public sector; to identify specific approaches and actions they can take to enhance their ability to use this emerging technology for efficient, effective and responsive governments; and to collaborate across borders in pursuit of a regional vision for AI in the public sector. This report incorporates a stocktaking of each country’s strategies and commitments around AI in the public sector, including their alignment with the OECD AI Principles. It also includes an analysis of efforts to build key governance capacities and put in place critical enablers for AI in the public sector. It concludes with a series of recommendations for governments in the LAC region.

Published on March 22, 2022Also available in: Spanish

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Executive summary
LAC Artificial Intelligence strategies
AI use cases in LAC governments
Efforts to develop a responsible, trustworthy and human-centric approach
Building key governance capacities
Putting in place key enablers for AI in the public sector
Conclusion and recommendations
Annex2 chapters available
Relevant aspects of LAC national AI strategies
Examples of LAC AI instruments aligned with OECD AI values-based principles
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