Artificial intelligence (AI) pushes its way ever more forcefully into society's consciousness every day. Some perceive this as a threat, proposing regulations to limit AI training or use and seeking to create normative guidelines for how AI can be developed and by whom. Others highlight the manifold opportunities AI offers for addressing social challenges both big and small. In this commentary series, we will explore how AI’s development is affecting economic, social and political decision-making around the world. We argue good governance is crucial for minimizing AI’s threats and maximizing its opportunities in order to ensure this groundbreaking technology works to the benefit of the many, rather than the few. ChatGPT agrees....
Laura Mahrenbach explores AI as opportunity and threat, and argues effective governance is the linchpin to close the gap between the two narratives.
Eva Erman and Markus Furendal urge researchers and the public to better think through the role of politics in the age of AI.
Do more clubbing. How forming partnerships can help tech middle powers survive the escalating US-China tech war
Maximilian Mayer and Gedaliah Afterman ask how middle powers can manage maintain autonomous foreign and technology policies as the rivalry between the United States and China intensifies.
Laura Quinteros and Nick Bernards review the landscape of green FinTech and offer some critical discussion of its limits and possibilities.
Arthur Gwagwa and Beverley Townsend propose a relational concept of the self-determination and non-dominance that aligns with African aspirations and claims in an era of global governance underpinned by digital interdependencies.
Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino discusses the AI Inventorship Challenge in patent law.
Patrycja Rozbicka, Simon Barber, Nicholas Gebhardt and Craig Hamilton explore the implications and possible responses to the rise of AI in the music industry.
Jing Cheng argues that the effective application of AI for governance needs to take local and national contexts into consideration.
The New Development Bank
Gregory T. Chin, Co-Director of the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project, introduces a collection of commentaries on the New Development Bank's evolution. They will be serialised on Global Policy over the coming months.
What are the main drivers of Emirati interest in joining the NDB and, conversely, what considerations led the BRICS members to offer the UAE membership in the first-ever expansion of the NDB?
Gregory T. Chin and Rifat D. Kamal argue that Bangladesh has major infrastructure financing needs, and Dhaka is willing to borrow in large amounts from external multilateral lenders.
Daniel Bradlow and Magalie Masamba argue that some rethinking and retooling of the NDB are needed in order to provide broader benefits across Africa.
Zhu Jiejin argues that China’s leadership sees the NDB as a tool to counter its main source of global tension.
Suresh Nanwani explores the possibilities for the New Development Bank to collaborate with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to achieve its objectives.
Alvaro Mendez argues that Uruguay’s accession to the NDB has numerous benefits for both the country and the Bank.
The culminating piece in the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project's commentary series provides an overview of the New Development Bank's role in the international financial architecture and global systemic perspective.