the 18th sdg
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. The 17 Global Goals are all interconnected, and to leave no one behind, we must achieve them all by 2030.
However, the Global Goals, in their current state, overlook the presence and role of next-generation technologies in our everyday lives. Both with regards to how advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology can be harvested to achieve the other 17 SDGs, as well as the various dilemmas that arise along with their growing presence.
In order to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it is crucial that we utilize these next-generation technologies. The 18th Global Goal, Life with Artificials, focuses upon how our future lives will be entangled with artificials and our need to adapt and educate people to co-exist and work together with them.
It must be noted that in this context, the term Artificials is used to define initially human-created physical or virtual systems, both biological and technological alike, with the ability to self-learn and/or self-develop without human interaction.
“By securing human-centered development of artificials, we can change the lives of people for the better.”
The 18th Global Sustainability Goal, Life with Artificials, is an initiative run by the non-profit organization MindFuture.
MindFuture is an art-based organization and community that explores, experiments, and executes activities about social- and technological representations of future Artificial Mindset that are developed with next-generation technologies.
Our primary purpose is to provoke awareness and spur debates about the use of next-generation algorithms and their potential for creating and causing emotional and irrational decision making in AI. We examine how humanized technology existentially and ethically affects our human lives.