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would be useful to institute annual, multi-stakeholder discussions on exponential technological change, possibly to be conducted in a similar way as the Internet Governance. Forum. f) Contributions by TFM partners: UN partners in the Inter-Agency Task Team and the. Secretary General's 10-Member 

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1 Expert Group Meeting on Exponential Technological Change, Automation, and Their Policy Implications for Sustainable Development Mexico City, Mexico, 6 to 8 December 2016 Co organized by DESA, ECLAC, and the Government of Mexico Report of the Meeting Contents Key Recommendations 1 Introduction 3 Summary of Discussions 4 Exponential Technological Chang e 4 Emerging Technologies and their Applications 6 Exponential Technological change and Automation: Potential Impacts on Development and Sustainability in Key Areas of Concern 7 Scenarios for the Development, Dissemination and Adoption of Automation Technologies 8 Impact of Automation Technologies on Employment 9 Impact on Structural Transformation, Sustainab le Industrialization and Catch up 12 Impact of Automation Technologies on Inequality 14 Programme 16 List of Participants 21 Key Recommendations 1 The following conclusions and recommendations emerged from the discussions: a) Science engagement: Full engagement of governments, scientists, economists, other experts , the private sector and other stakeholders is needed to address the many areas where further research and assessments are needed, including the impact of emerging technologies to support the full implementation of all the SDGs; the interactions between the existing and the 2 new technology systems; future pathways and optio ns; as well as potentials and limitations of policies to minimize the negative and maximize the positive impacts of widespread automation Scientific community is encouraged to work with policymakers to identify and promote best practices A series of g lob al, sectorial, regional and national studies are needed to identify opportunities and challenges related to accelerated technological change, particularly in the fields of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence It is necessary to more effectively integrate technological innovation, job creation, capacity building, and maintaining the ecosystem goods and services upon which life depends We need new ideas for strategies that achieve these objectives, tailored to the situations in individual countries b) Policies at the national level: There are a number of technology and innovation policy issues at the national level that need particular attention , such as the role of state and the private sector in promoting techn ology development, innovation, dissemination and adoption; balanced development strategies that take into account employment impacts; equitable educational systems focused on developing complementary skills including vocational training, university industr y linkages , and life long learning; job mobility along with measures to tackle labor market inequalities ; loc al technological capability; entrepreneurship, investment and innovation opportunities ; and technology infrastructure that is accessible to all whi ch will have a considerable impact on inequality gaps reduction among and within countries In this context, all stakeholders need to work together, including governments at various levels, academic institutions, and

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