Race and AI Toolkit

How does Artificial Intelligence encode and amplify the racial biases in our society? And how could it be used to reduce them?

Our Race and Artificial Intelligence Toolkit is designed to help people with any level of knowledge of AI to raise awareness of the issues, and explore a range of actions to make a difference.

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What parts of our lives does AI impact?


AI systems are used to decide who has access to bank accounts, credit, loans, and mortgages, aimed at reducing risk for lenders; predicting who should get credit, what rates they should get, and whether payments should be authorised.

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AI systems and tools can be used to enhance the learning in the classroom, to faciliate online learning and taking exams online. However, these technologies can disadvantage those with dark skin, as they are not made to work for them.

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Health and Social Care

AI has the potential to vastly improve our health care services by improving the efficiency of diagnosis, streamlining the allocation of resources, and identifying new medicines and treatments. But these AI technologies also risk increasing existing health disparities by discriminating against marginalised groups.

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In this section we explore examples of how AI reinforces racial profiling in policing, legal judgements, immigration, and human rights.

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AI can take away AND create jobs. How can it be used responsibly for greater equality at the workplace – to help, not hinder?​

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Digital and Social Media

Explore the influence of AI in digital and social media: content automation and moderation, image editing, facial recognition and news feed visibility are a few topics we touch on.​

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Climate Change

How does AI relate to climate change? Does it offer challenges or solutions? We look into these questions from a standpoint of race, geography, social status and mental distance to the issue.​

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