Inclusive Plug Episode 30: Artificial Intelligence Unveiled: The Future of Green and Inclusive Development
Killer robots and autonomous weapons. Global unemployment. Mass surveillance. Superintelligence. There are a host of fears about artificial intelligence (AI) and related industries such as machine learning (ML). But what exactly are they? How are they being used? What, if anything, do they offer the development sector? Are we at the beginning of a fundamental transformation of a business model that, in many ways, is no longer fit for purpose? Will they trigger an industry-wide digital disruption that will challenge the dominance of the largest development organizations, or serve to exacerbate the divide between the developed and the less developed economies in the world?
In Episode 30, the host, Sabin Selimi, sits down with Alice Schmidt, a Thought and Practice Leader on Sustainability, AI, and Social Impact. Together, they delve into the benefits, opportunities, and risks tied to utilizing AI in the development sector. They also discuss AI’s influence on both the green and digital transition.