Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing fields of technology thanks to its strong and increasingly diversified commercial revenue stream. The anticipated benefits of the next wave of AI encouraged politicians, economists and policy makers to pay more attention to AI. The next wave of strong/general AI and superintelligence will open the doors to create machines able to behave cognitively like a super human at both individual level and group level in unstructured, dynamic and partially observable environments. This may represent a significant existential risk to humanity if not regulated and smartly directed toward the benefit of humanity. Aligned with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by UN Member States, next wave of AI can play instrumental roles in achieving these goals. This talk highlights the role of AI as an enabler for achieving the SDGs.