03 Nov Inclusive Algorithm
Artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies are beginning to shape important parts of the digital economy, impacting core areas of our increasingly networked societies. Whether it’s transportation or manufacturing, social justice or health and education.
AI has the potential to have a major impact on our lives, shaping our individual and collective future in both visible and hidden ways. The promise of AI-based technologies is enormous, and the benefits range from efficiency gains to unprecedented improvements in quality of life.
The challenges and potential risks are equally dizzying, for example when we consider uncertainty about the future of labor or the emergence of new power structures beyond the control of existing governance and accountability frameworks.
More specifically, the unequal access to and impact of AI and related technologies on often marginalized populations, including poor communities, women, youth, ethnic and migrant groups, people with disabilities – and especially those at the crossroads of these marginalized groups – contribute to the troubling risk of amplifying digital inequalities around the world.