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AIm high – How AI can improve life outcomes around the world

If history is any guide, AI, like previous technologies, is set to unleash waves of wealth creation, resource reallocation, and societal change. These are unpredictable in shape and speed, but as investors and custodians we can, and must, seek to guide them in the long-term interests of our clients and broader society. This is the essence of sustainability.

As the AI roll-out gathers pace, we find ourselves at an inflection point—the use cases, regulation, and arguably ownership of AI and its outputs still uncertain. The decisions taken in the next few years will determine whether its upsides are fully realized and its risks adequately mitigated. In this report we look at how AI’s consequences for human capital can be optimized, focusing on education, workplace productivity, and health.

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