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Amidst a global pandemic, who is AI for?

Roberts, Stephen L., Prost, Audrey and Rangaka, Lele (2021) Amidst a global pandemic, who is AI for? LSE Business Review (17 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Global artificial intelligence capability is expanding fast, as is the threat of emergent infectious diseases. However, AI is not always used for the benefit of the people. Track-and-trace apps have produced serious concerns and implications for democracy and transparency during national emergencies, and their rolling out has often failed to protect those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Stephen Roberts, Audrey Prost, and Lele Rangaka find a significant variance in how different populations and communities either benefit from, or are oppressed and disenfranchised by, AI operations aimed at containing COVID-19. The authors argue that for AI to address these inequalities, it must focus on three factors outside of technology: people, processes, and politics.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 14:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:55

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