Milton Mueller, professor in the School of Public Policy was quoted in “AI summit aims to help world’s poorest” for Nature.com.
In the world’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, artificial intelligence (AI) systems are starting to steer self-driving cars down the streets, and homeowners are giving orders to their smart voice-controlled speakers. But the AI revolution has yet to offer much help to the 3 billion people globally who live in poverty.
That discrepancy lies at the heart of a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 7–9 June, grandly titled the AI for Good Global Summit. The meeting of United Nations agencies, AI experts, policymakers and industrialists will discuss how AI and robotics might be guided to address humanity’s most enduring problems, such as poverty, malnutrition and inequality.
Ultimately, it is the firms developing AI that will have the greatest say in the technology’s future direction, warns Milton Mueller, an expert on Internet governance at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
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