Developing economies risk exclusion as 'age of AI' dawns


360info

360Info is an open access global information agency of journalists working with academics to address the world’s biggest challenges and offer practical solutions

Show more

Technology

Artificial intelligence is set to become a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2030, but developing economies risk falling behind unless changes are made, write Merih Angin and Jack Loveridge

It’s estimated Artificial Intelligence will add as much as US $ 15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030.

If current trends continue, much of this new wealth will be owned and controlled by corporations and individuals based in China and the US, as well as by the national governments that represent them. But technological superiority by great powers undermines the positive potential of AI for the majority of the world’s population, particularly in developing economies.

The US and China account for more than 94 percent of funding for AI startups over the past five years, and half of the world’s hyperscale data centers. The two countries possess roughly 90 percent of the market capitalization of the world’s 70 largest digital platforms, controlling a large proportion of cross-border data flows.

Along with their allies, the nations that own and control AI platforms and the data that powers them stand to dominate the global economy for decades to come. Experts in the field are also mostly from developed economies. They enjoy a disproportionate representation in the industry bodies that develop the standards and technical protocols that shape the international regulations for AI, often at the expense of differing needs of developing economies.

More than 160 sets of AI ethics and governance frameworks have so far been developed by policymakers, think-tanks, and activists. Still, there are no platforms to coordinate these initiatives, or measures to ensure national governments align AI regulations and norms across international boundaries.

The growing divide has implications for developing economies marginalized by the emerging AI sector.

Establishing a global database to track and monitor emerging AI laws and regulations will capture and compare approaches and debates, particularly from developing economies. The OECD’s Artificial Intelligence Policy Observatorya platform for policy discussions on AI, is a promising start but it can be built upon.

A recently released report from a working group convened by the Paris Peace Forum says an open, international dialogue on equitable AI governance could help set up global regulations. These would consider human rights and equal opportunities relevant to the needs of developing economies. And address rapidly increasing socioeconomic inequality, meeting the challenges of sustainable development while achieving robust economic growth, and dismantling the enduring structures of colonialism.

This dialogue aspires towards a set of universal AI principles developed by a transparent, informed, and widely recognized international process. They could serve as a reference point for policies and legislation across national contexts and eventually translate into enforceable standards.

For example, it would be sensible for governments in developing economies to ensure corporate accountability when they procure AI-based services. Compulsory social impact assessment risk analysis for any AI services offered by foreign corporations is one solution.

Such approaches, including mandatory source code disclosures, can motivate compliance with domestic laws and protect rights while discouraging market abuses. When source code is accessible to the public – and particularly to vigilant developers – platform owners are less likely to support designs that permit or profit from illegal activities.

Governments of developing economies can remedy the widening imbalance between data providers and data collectors by creating incentives for foreign tech companies to invest in domestic research and development facilities to amplify local AI capabilities.

It is also important to deter ‘brain drain’, where top experts leave their homes to pursue international opportunities, by promoting incentives such as funds for innovation and R&D to retain and further develop domestic talent. In an emerging AI economy, an exodus may prove particularly detrimental in exacerbating the financial imbalance between developed and developing economies.

The benefits of AI are plenty, but mitigating the potential harm is crucial. An international dialogue, focused on results, can create an equitable distribution of AI technologies.

Merih Angin is an Assistant Professor of International Relations & the Director of the MA-Computational Social Sciences Lab at Koç University. Jack Loveridge is a Research Associate at Koç University’s Center for Globalization, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM).

The Working Group was supported by a grant from Luminate. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Originally published under Creative Commons by 360info™.


Original Article reposted fromSource link

Disclaimer: The website autopost contents from credible news sources and we are not the original creators. If we Have added some content that belongs to you or your organization by mistake, We are sorry for that. We apologize for that and assure you that this won’t be repeated in future. If you are the rightful owner of the content used in our Website, please mail us with your Name, Organization Name, Contact Details, Copyright infringing URL and Copyright Proof (URL or Legal Document) aT spacksdigital @ gmail.com

I assure you that, I will remove the infringing content Within 48 Hours.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

World News

Businessinsider.co.za | NATO beer with 'taste of security' and 'hint of freedom' released in Finland

Olaf Brewing Company in Savonlinna, eastern Finland, has brewed a special beer in honor of the Nordic country NATO aspirations. Soila Puurtinen / Getty Images A Finnish brewery just released a NATO-themed beer to mark the country’s moves to join the alliance. The brewery’s CEO told the AP that beer has “a taste of security, […]

Read More
World News

Сладков: "Народ спрашивает, когда пленные начнут восстанавливать Мариуполь"

The United States Coordinator and Cooperative Alexander Skaddov offer a wholesale search in Mauritius. Е н на на на на на на на на на лу на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на на……………. A well-rounded, well-rounded, […]

Read More
World News

'I was self-sabotaging': Tyson Pedro opens up about his painful journey back to the top of the UFC

After his dominant return to the UFC last month, where he dispatched Ike Villanueva inside one round via a brutal knockout, Australian light-heavyweight Tyson Pedro did all the things he thought he was going to do. Key points: Tyson Pedro was victorious in his UFC return against Ike Villanueva last month, his first fight since […]

Read More