Ethical and responsible AI in the human/social service sector - a few presentations (webinar recording)
I'll try to keep myself focused, and these posts focused, on ensuring that we're not just diving into the hype. But that we look at AI just like we should look at any technology, existing or emerging. With an ethical and responsible lens. Here are a few good starting points.
5 ethical principles for digitizing humanitarian aid
Over the last decade, humanitarian organizations have digitized many of their systems, from registering refugees with biometric IDs to transporting cargo via drones. This has helped deliver aid around the world, but it's also brought new risks to the people it's meant to protect. Tech and human rights ethicist Aarathi Krishnan points to the dangers of digitization -- like sensitive data getting into the hands of the wrong people -- and lays out five ethical principles to help inform humanitarian tech innovation.
The AI explainer you didn't know you wanted, but you need
If you don't already watch Last Week Tonight to get explainer videos about high profile news stories with a comedic twist, I'm here for you. Below is a recent video he did providing a fantastic introduction and explanation of AI. Like his other videos, he makes a complex topic accessible, understandable, covers all sides of it, and makes you laugh.
No, This is Not the End of the Settlement Profession – But AI May be a Big Part of its Future
I read a good article that moves past AI and ChatGTP sensationalism and has lessons for our Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector. Focused on lawyers and AI in the law, the conclusion here makes sense for us as well. Throughout the text below, when you read "legal profession" think about "Settlement Practitioners."
Will artificial intelligence lead to more unfairness? (republished from Policy Options)
Rather than bring about a post-labour world, the use of AI in the workplace is likely to increase precariousness and inequalities among workers.
Governments’ use of AI in immigration and refugee system needs oversight (republished from Policy Options)
As Canada experiments with using artificial intelligence (AI) in its immigration and refugee system, we must ensure the system protects human rights.
Responsibly deploying AI in the immigration process (republished from Policy Options)
Immigration decisions are complex with high stakes for the people involved. The government must tread carefully on using AI in the screening process.
Human-centric AI - some Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector promising practices
I recently shared episode of my Technology in Human Services podcast where I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das about not just focusing on AI, but Human-centric AI. It generated some great comments from a couple of people working on AI projects in their organizations, building on and adding to Meenakshi’s insights, which I wanted to share here.
A conversation with Meenakshi Das on building human-centric AI
Welcome to episode 35 of the Technology in Human Services podcast. In this episode I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das. Meena is working on a number of interesting areas around nonprofit technology, but what I wanted to focus on in this conversation is her work around Human-Centric AI.