Giving Compass’ Take:
• Alex Moltzau breaks down arguments regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it could potentially be a great help to charities and nonprofits.
• How can donors support tech for good at nonprofits they work with?
Could part of AI Safety be ensuring distribution or work towards equality? I have written before about fairness in AI; the importance of data quality; and equality relating to gender. Yet the most challenging article to write was Inequalities and AI. Is artificial intelligence truly safe if it worsens or exacerbates inequality? What is one of the greatest inequalities?
It has been important for nonprofits to connect to makers of new technology to see if any part of the revenue can be funnelled towards a humanitarian purpose or programs. As much as we can question these technologies, because they are of course not faultless, it is arguably important that nonprofits are able to raise funds and address issues. The question for these organisations is often a large looming ‘how’? In an ideal world their operations would not be needed, yet in the current situation there is a place for the charity sector, and how they operate is certainly changing.
With these services moving to apps or social media with a variety of actors it does seem a challenge to keep up. In many instances the technologies such as AI or ML are integrated into existing products or services.
Read the full article about nonprofits and AI by Alex Moltzau at Towards Data Science.
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