New techniques have appeared in recent years that promise new challenges regarding the impacts on social and political aspects in the world. Latin America is no exception. ILDA believes that it is necessary to promote discussions regarding the development, use, and ethical adoption of technologies that allow governments to modernize, but also to understand the risks of hasty implementations. In this period we will promote regional discussions to understand the state of adoption in government, civil society and business.
ILDA considers it strategic to assist different decision makers with evidence about these advances to help determine their public value. Moreover, we will assist in the development of evidence that favors the inclusion of individuals and a regional private sector that can develop adequate capacities to proceed ethically in the application of these technologies.
Emerging technologies depend heavily on available data, as well as on the ways in which data is shared. On one hand, ensuring that data remains open, particularly public data, is essential for the development of such initiatives. On the other hand, the need to share data among different actors will require mechanisms and infrastructure to do so safely and with clear governance.
ILDA is committed to ensuring that these discussions take place effectively, particularly in aspects of governance that will guarantee equitable development in our region.