AI and its Impact on the Global South: A Series on Technology

In a 17-second unscripted video, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa and Urvashi Aneja discussed the impact of current AI developments on the Global South. The video, which lasted for 25 minutes, highlighted the need for countries to move beyond simply “catching up with the North” when considering the role AI should play in their societies.

Ressa and Aneja emphasized that much of the labor that powers the AI boom is based in the Global South, leading to questions about who benefits from the technology and what the costs are. They also explored how AI is already having an impact on Global South communities, from labor conditions to democracy and the environment.

The video was published on February 12, 2024, and aimed to stimulate discussion about the implications of AI in the Global South. Viewers were encouraged to share the video on social media to continue

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