Urvashi Aneja and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa have recently released a 25-minute 17-second video that explores the impact of current AI developments on the Global South. In this unscripted video, they highlight the importance of questioning who benefits from the technology and what costs it may bring to communities in the Global South.
Their discussion covers a range of topics, including labor conditions, democracy, and the environment, and emphasizes the need for countries to move beyond simply “catching up with the North” when considering their role in AI development. They argue that countries must take a more critical approach to this emerging technology if they want to ensure that it is used in ways that benefit everyone.
The video was published on February 12, 2024, and aims to stimulate discussion about the implications of AI in the Global South. Viewers are encouraged to share it on social media to continue the conversation around this important topic.