Helping Spain solve society's socio/economic/enviro challenges with AI
Artificial Intelligence seems to be everywhere, solving problems ranging from healthcare to home cleaning. But to solve the biggest challenges facing humanity or a nation, governments need to know how to best allocate scarce resources such as finance, expertise, and regulatory attention. To help the Spanish government tackle the country's largest challenges, and find opportunities for its innovators beyond its borders, we set up a moonshot program under the auspices of ISDEFE (Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España, Engineering Systems for the Defence of Spain). Initially defining 40 moonshot-scale challenges in terms of financial, human, economic, and other impacts, we then went on to document the domestic and international initiatives that the government could tap into in order to solve them. In this ongoing project, using Futurity Science Tools (FST), we are cataloging and categorizing thousands of scientific papers, university startups, patents, and other markers of innovation in AI, to help create a platform that will endure for years to come.