Findings from our AI Workshops

Building on the lessons from our AI series, Digital Asia Hub convened a series of deep dives into the research questions that have particular salience in the developing world when it comes to the AI. Collaborating with partners Centre for Internet and Society, India, on researching issues such as autonomy, discrimination, privacy, and the replication of existing societal disparities and bias, we also examined the question of how to optimize the positive benefits of AI for societal gain, without harming individuals (especially marginalised and digitally unsophisticated users in the Global South).

Malavika Jayaram, executive director, Digital Asia Hub, delivered the opening address followed by presentation by Vidushi Marda, Article 19; KS Park, Open Net Korea; Danit Gal, Peking University; Ellonai Hickock, Centre for Internet and Society; Jake Lucci, Google APAC; and Jac SM Kee, APC.

The event was hosted at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017 Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, you can watch the full event below. You can also read a full report of the session.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.


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