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Today's AI tools may be designed in Silicon Valley, but much of the labor that fuels the boom is based in the Global South. This raises questions about who benefits from the technology and at what cost. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa and Urvashi Aneja explore the impact that AI is already having on communities in the Global South, including issues such as labor conditions, democracy, and the environment.
Today's AI tools may be designed in Silicon Valley, but much of the labor that fuels the boom is based in the Global South.
Countries in the Global South need to move beyond simply catching up with the North in terms of AI development. They need to take into account the specific needs and values of their own societies when deciding the role AI should play.
Countries need to move beyond catching up with the North when deciding what role AI can and should play in their societies.