June 18, 2021 | VIEW TRANSCRIPT
Artificial intelligence (AI) will affect the socio-economic development of nations across the globe. Caribbean countries are particularly susceptible because they tend to be labor-intensive economies and are therefore at risk of significant economic and social disruption from automation and artificial intelligence. The policy agenda governing such advancements in technology is usually set by other countries, and in light of the widespread impact that this technology seeks to make, it is crucial that the Caribbean region is involved in the policy setting agenda. This will be dependent on the sensitization of policy makers and the establishment of networks among and within such countries.
This Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI) virtual event will dissect issues surrounding AI and equity, particularly in the Caribbean, and will span topics including digital literacy and internet access, UNESCO MIL cities, algorithmic bias, cultural strains on and the stigma towards data privacy, data protection, and how to introduce AI in a more equitable manner.
Stacey N. Russell
Stacey N. Russell is a journalist, media-communications consultant, and Get Safe Online Ambassador.
Erica Simmons is chairwoman of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Jamaica and the executive director of the Center for Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing at the Caribbean Maritime University.
Pia-Milan Green is a research fellow for Carnegie Council’s Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative.