Should We Be Concerned About the Emerging Use of AI Technology?

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies launched the first episode of the international collaboration and monthly seminars series called AI Talk Live with the episode “Should We Be Concerned About the Emerging Use of AI Technology?” on April 30, 2021. The seminar series was organized in collaboration with other founding fellows and national representatives in the US, Canada, UK, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay, Portugal, France, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Honduras, Cyprus, Spain, Peru, Australia, Thailand, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. 

Should We Be Concerned About the Emerging Use of AI Technology?

Should We Be Concerned About the Emerging Use of AI Technology?

Dr. Peter Martey Addo, head of DataLab at the French Development Agency (AFD), (Ministere de l’Economie des Finances et de la Relance) discussed the policy paper “Emerging Uses of Technology for Development: A New Intelligence Paradigm.” The policy paper was released jointly by the GovLab (USA) and the French Development Agency (AFD). With only ten years left to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), development organizations rapidly need to innovate their approach to decision making and problem-solving. New lessons and understandings, born from emerging uses of technology, can enable these innovations. The presentation examined the value propositions of AI, one of such intelligences, and new opportunities, and was followed by an open conversation among the founders of the group and the participants.

The Mission

AI Talk Live’s mission is to develop cross-cultural cooperation for a human-centric approach to artificial intelligence that guarantees cultural diversity and a variety of normative perspectives in the development of trusted, transparent, accountable, inclusive AI geopolitics and developments.

The Challenge

Development countries are racing to keep up with the dizzying pace of AI advances. On the other hand, many other countries are being left behind and are kept out of innovation processes and discussions that are leading these developments. Many will be impacted by issues of bias, human rights violations, and the lack of resources to design, develop, and deploy AI in a trusted, transparent, accountable, inclusive manner that is beneficial to all.

Regulatory and investment-oriented approaches are required to mitigate the risks associated with certain uses of AI. Western countries occupy the space in ethics opened by AI and in turn deny cultural diversity, the variety of normative perspectives, and, ultimately, the true complexity of ethical analysis.

AI Talk Live brings together the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean and Latin America to engage and inform academics, policymakers, governments, and private sector leaders on evolving AI technologies impacting Caribbean and Latin American countries and international relations. A series of monthly seminars and activities will address concerns in human rights, bias, ethics, and the design, development, and deployment of AI systems impacting society.

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