Urvashi Aneja and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa recently discussed the impact of AI on the Global South in a 25-minute, 17-second Studio B: Unscripted video. In the conversation, they examined the labor that powers the AI boom and raised questions about who benefits from the technology and what its costs are.
Ressa and Aneja also highlighted how AI is already affecting communities in the Global South, with implications for labor conditions, democracy, and the environment. They emphasized the importance of countries moving beyond simply catching up with developed nations when considering AI’s role in their societies.
The video was published on February 12, 2024, to spark discussion about the implications of AI in the Global South. Viewers are encouraged to share it on social media to continue exploring this important topic.