Webinar: Regulations and Responsibilities: Evolving Ethical Implications of AI

December 15, 2020

Regulations and Responsibilities: Evolving Ethical Implications of AI

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Tuesday December 15th 10:00-11:00 EST/15:00-16:00 GMT

As technology and digital tools become more commonplace in every aspect of our lives and work, we have seen a surge of interest and use in machine learning and artificial intelligence. These tools already have a profound impact in the field of international development – from interactive maps, data-driven predictions, smart cities to more, this is just the beginning.

There is tremendous potential to achieve the sustainable development goals at an accelerated rate, but this introduces significant risks and concerns. Privacy and security, machine bias, and lack of inclusivity are issues that are often flagged, but who is ultimately responsible in finding solutions and preventing these ethical concerns? What are practical steps implementers and partners can take to confirm AI solutions are best suited for their programming needs?

We invite you to join us for a webinar that will break down the various players that touch the system and the ethical implications and consequences of not having preventative measures in place. We will also discuss how AI systems change and in turn, how it changes the environment it operates in. 

We will be joined by international development experts and AI pioneers to discuss topics such as:

  • The different ways in which AI and Machine Learning is being used to reshape international development work 
  • The concrete steps practitioners can take to ensure that the application of  AI is inclusive and fair 
  • How to establish the layers of responsibility when using AI systems in international development initiatives 
  • The best practices around how to properly and securely monitor systems

This conversation will be hosted by Claudine Lim, Manger of the Principles for Digital Development at Digital Impact Alliance and will feature guest speakers:

  • Marwa Azelmat, Global Women’s Rights Policy Coordinator at Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Young Expert on Technology for Health at Plan International Canada 
  • Carlos Mazariegos, Head of Exploration at UNDP Accelerator Labs and MIT Connection Science Fellow


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