Researchers Arthur Gwagwa and Deb Raji join our host, Natalie Kerby, to discuss data, AI, and automation, and the different ways they operate across geopolitical contexts such as the US and Africa. The episode covers not only the harms that can result from these systems but also how we might address and prevent those harms.
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- Arthur Gwagwa is a researcher at Utrecht University’s Ethics Institute in the department of philosophy.
- Deb Raji is a fellow at Mozilla and works closely with the Algorithmic Justice League.
- Natalie Kerby, this season’s host, is a media producer, editor, and researcher who works at the intersection of human rights, digital media, and technology. Currently, she is the digital-content associate at Data & Society, and a volunteer at Interference Archive, an archive of social movements where she coproduces the podcast series Audio Interference.
- Arthur Gwagwa, Patti Kachidza, Kathleen Siminyu, and Matthew Smith, “Responsible Artificial Intelligence in Sub-Saharan Africa,” International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (2021)
- Arthur Gwagwa, Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Nagla Rizk, Isaac Rutenberg, and Jeremy de Beer, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Deployments in Africa: Benefits, Challenges, and Policy Dimensions,” African Journal of Information and Communication (2020)
- Kai-Fu Lee, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)
- Matthew L. Smith and Sujaya Neupane, “Artificial Intelligence and Human Development: Toward a Research Agenda,” International Development Research Centre (2018)
Featured image by Yichi Liu