The development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within all domains of business, society, and governance has accelerated in recent years. Although current debate chiefly focuses on the economic consequences of AI, there is a growing awareness of the broader societal impacts of AI, especially of the actual and potential impact which AI has on underrepresented and marginalized communities. AI technologies are currently being developed, deployed, and adopted without sufficient consideration of the unequal ways in which their benefits and harms may be distributed across populations, geographies, and contexts. The proposed Triple Partnership for Socially Responsible AI (3AI) will engage three academic institutions and their wider research networks to address this pressing issue: The Nordic Centre for Internet and Society at BI Norwegian Business School BI (NCIS), The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (BKC), and The Institute for Technology & Society in Rio de Janeiro (ITS). As a joint effort able to leverage globally diverse viewpoints, topical knowledge, and practical experience, this Triple Partnership will strengthen pre-existent project-based collaboration and enable the mutual exchange of students, young researchers, and practitioners across all three institutions. Through facilitating international student exchanges, specialist academic courses, policy workshops, and multi-stakeholder conferences, the 3AI project will result in (a) the development of a shared understanding and more harmonized series of research efforts that rigorously assess the different impacts that AI technologies have across different populations, geographies, and contexts; and (b) the transfer of applied insights across academia, change agents from the public and private sectors, as well as the next generation of leaders to ensure that AI technologies advance the social good rather than perpetuate or exacerbate social inequalities.
Project leader: Samson Yoseph Esayas
Category: Vitenskapelige høyskoler
Institution: STIFTELSEN HANDELSHØYSKOLEN BI