Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as one of the most transformative technologies of the 21st century, with the potential to revolutionize nearly every sector from healthcare to transportation. However, AI also raises complex questions about governance, ethics, societal impact, and geopolitical dynamics. As countries around the world develop strategies to capitalize on AI’s opportunities while mitigating risks, evidence-based policy-relevant research informed by strategic foresight is imperative.
Against this backdrop, the Global Institute for Strategic Research (GISR) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has produced this White Paper on the Strategic Implications of Artificial Intelligence. GISR provides independent, interdisciplinary analysis aimed at enhancing the ability of decision makers in Qatar and the Arab region to address pressing global challenges.