The Future Society Workshop

AI Divide: Should we be Afraid of AI Colonialism?

Date: Monday 8th June 2020
Time: 14:30 – 15:10
Location: Virtual CogX

Getting the next ten years right means setting the pathways and frameworks for AI’s benefits to be distributed fairly and widely. It means ensuring AI doesn’t widen the global divide but rather allows for all regions across the world to get a fair chance to reap its opportunities and protect against its risks.

Nicolas Mialhe and Professor Edson Prestes at 2:30pm (UK time) will unpack AI’s role in the Global South and have a candid discussion on the threat of AI colonialism, the emerging AI divide, and how the Global North and Global South can build meaningful partnerships for the responsible adoption of AI worldwide.

The conversation will draw upon The Future Society’s experience shaping AI policy in the developing world and Professor Prestes’ work shaping emerging technology standards in South America and globally.

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Originally founded at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, The Future Society is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit think-and-do tank. We advance the global governance of Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies.