Artificial intelligence and human development : toward a research agenda
Like most new technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to exacerbate existing problems, reinforce structural inequalities, and superimpose biases. This paper proposes a proactive research agenda for the ethical and equitable application of AI in the Global South, drawn from a broad overview of technologies associated with AI capabilities, and the opportunities and challenges they present. Three areas are identified in which action can be taken: policies and regulations; inclusive and ethical AI applications; and infrastructure and skills. Within each area, the paper makes recommendations for research necessary to make concrete progress.
French version available in IDRC Digital Library: Intelligence artificielle et développement humain : vers un programme de recherche
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEMS, LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES, MACHINE LEARNING, MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCS), MOOC, REINFORCEMENT LEARNING, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, GLOBAL SOUTH, ETHICS, ALGORITHMS, DATABASES, DATA MINING, PERSONAL DATA FILES, PRIVACY PROTECTION, RESEARCH ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS, SURVEILLANCE, MARGINALIZATION, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS, EXCLUSION