The Sector of Sectors Industrial and Innovation Policy Perspective and its Frontiers with Artificial Intelligence on Sustainable Environment, Health, and Development

Öztürk C., Erdil E., Tansel A.

The First Conference of Economics and Society (COES 2023) , Ankara, Turkey, 6 - 07 December 2023, pp.1-65

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-65
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


According to the eco-health approach, environmental and socio-economic sustainability profoundly                                                                           

affects human health, animal health and the entire ecosystem. This study includes the

authors’ views on creating the necessary technical and institutional infrastructure for society to

achieve a sustainable environment, health and development by managing and balancing uncerta-

inty and disruptions. The authors share viewpoints on the emergence process of their approach,

its methodological framework, the results it can deliver, and its interactions with artificial intel-

ligence. Firstly, the authors reveal the main problem areas that need to be addressed, primarily

regarding sustainability within the framework of the approach. Then, they present the theoretical

background and empirical research findings, a non-linear link between the determined econo-

mic indicators and BMI. They then propose the core idea innovation policy perspective, which

they assess can address societal concerns through the vital link between BMI, nutritional status,

cognitive ability, and time preference. The authors have shown in their research that the relations-

hip between all economic growth and development engines and BMI is not monotonous.                                                                                          

These findings point to cognitive ability-skill development as a cycle that should

be operated continuously for each individual. For this reason, the authors identify the core

idea innovation policy perspective as the core idea of transforming and supporting the manifesta-

tion of the study’s findings into a technological and institutional infrastructure. At this stage, the

sector of sectors practice is presented by the authors as a dynamic response to the interaction of

the core idea innovation policy perspective with the core idea of creating the economic ecosystem

and social infrastructure necessary for the cognitive ability-skill development cycle to operate

uninterruptedly for each individual. The practice of the sector of sectors has a dynamic structure

and is not static because it interacts with a core idea that includes supporting an active cycle.

Therefore, the core idea innovation policy perspective and this emerging practice will significantly                                                                             

contribute to successfully coping humanity with uncertain events that may occur in the future

regarding sustainability. In addition, the determined core idea for applying this perspective also

has the potential to help identify any society’s technological and institutional shortcomings and

recognize its industrial and social infrastructure capabilities towards sustainability. Besides, the

authors think that if this practice is supported by “the uniqueness of humans” understanding,

each individual can reach the uniqueness cycle level by operating the “to work/to create work”

cognitive ability-skill development cycle. Moreover, the authors evaluate that if it is possible for

each individual to reach this stage and to benefit from artificial intelligence appropriately after

this stage, it is easier to reach the cognitive ability-skill development cycle level that can                                                                                         

contribute to illuminating the darkness of the unknowns that each faces about the sustainability and

other fields. This appropriate artificial intelligence will also enable each unique individual to in-

teract quickly and properly with the knowledge of a wider area of awareness illuminated by the

contribution of each individual of humanity rather than with the knowledge of a narrower area

of awareness enlightened by the contribution of today’s minimal number of unique individuals.