AI: A Caribbean Perspective on its Deployment, Use, and Governance


September 3, 2021
| by Pia-Milan Green

This paper provides an overview of the progress of artificial intelligence in the Caribbean, primarily through discussion focused on the AI strategy of selected islands, as well as how AI is currently being deployed in those countries. The paper is divided into two sections. Section one discusses country-specific examples of AI deployment and governance strategies in four small island nations, namely Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, and Jamaica. Section two discusses an AI policy approach for the region spearheaded by the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through its Caribbean office.

Pia-Milan Green

Pia-Milan Green

AIEI Research Fellow

Pia-Milan Green was a research fellow for Carnegie Council’s Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative.