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How is Artificial Intelligence
changing the world?

Artificial Intelligence describes the ability of a machine to think and learn. Far from the humanoid robots of films, they are usually computer programmes following very narrow sets of rules and processes.


They perform only very specific jobs, but these jobs lie behind almost every aspect of our lives – changing and shaping them. But for better or worse?

AI can be used for great good. But it can also increase inequality.​

From medicine to disaster-prevention, AI can be incredibly valuable:​
  • It can speed up the discovery of new drugs
    It diagnoses diseases such as cancer and Covid-19 earlier and more effectively
  • It can prevent droughts and predict earthquakes
  • It can help people with visual or other impairments to have more independence
  • It can help give better customers service

AI can be used for great good. But it can be built using data and statistics which are unfair to certain groups.

It reflects the human biases of the select group who build AI, and can increase the inequalities in our society.

That’s why everybody needs to know more. We are here to show you that it’s easier than you think.

AI is used nearly everywhere and it can make mistakes:

  • It has sent the wrong people to jail based on postcodes and ethnicities
  • AI is being used to police us, despite huge  inaccuracies in identifying faces, particularly of minorities
  • It can often prioritise male over more qualified female job candidates
  • It has offered men 30x more credit than their wives

We all use AI, and share personal information almost daily. For example on our phones, searching the web, or checking social media. We might use chatbots, or a voice assistant such as Alexa or Siri.

Technology has evolved so quickly that there aren’t adequate laws or systems to protect us and our rights.

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