Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa and Urvashi Aneja recently discussed the impact of AI developments on the Global South in a 25-minute unscripted video. They explored the issue of how much of the labor that powers the AI boom is based in the Global South, which raises questions about who benefits from the technology and what costs it may bring.
Ressa and Aneja highlighted how AI is already having a significant impact on communities in the Global South, including issues related to labor conditions, democracy, and the environment. They emphasized that countries must move beyond simply trying to catch up with developed nations when considering the role of AI in their societies.
The video was published on February 12, 2024, with the goal of sparking discussion around the implications of AI in the Global South. Viewers are encouraged to share it on social media to continue this important conversation.