AI & Inequality

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A dive into a hugely complex area of modern life that is becoming increasingly important.

  • Human decision making is a messy and insanely complicated process guided by an enormous amount of information and experience.
  • But in the information and automation age, a rising number of our decisions are being outsourced to artificial intelligence - AI. This has serious implications in a number of areas.
  • One of these implications is that the use of AI has the potential to exacerbate existing and create new inequalities, such as the gender pay gap or discrimination of customers applying for a loan.
  • This readlist explores what algorithmic bias for instance can do to societies, and how inclusively designed AI might be used to fight inequality rather than drive it.
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The Conversation

Artificial intelligence can deepen social inequality. Here are 5 ways to help prevent this

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As Covid deepens inequality, questions rise on whether technology can narrow the gap

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The Guardian

Women must act now, or male-designed robots will take over our lives | Ivana Bartoletti

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Can AI tackle racial inequalities in healthcare?

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Scientists looked at more than 100,000 studies and found the world has a giant climate-crisis blind spot

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