Urvashi Aneja and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa recently discussed the impact of AI on the Global South in a 25-minute, 17-second video. The two explored how much of the labor that powers the AI boom is based in the Global South, raising questions about who benefits from the technology and what the costs are.
In their discussion, Ressa and Aneja highlighted how AI is already having an impact on communities in the Global South, from labor conditions to democracy and the environment. They emphasized that countries must move beyond simply “catching up with the North” when considering how AI should play a role in their societies.
The video was published on February 12, 2024, and aims to spark discussion about the implications of AI in the Global South. Viewers are encouraged to share it on social media to continue exploring this important topic further.