This section highlights papers, blogs, and important news from the Global Index on Responsible AI

blog 2022-11-21

The Global Index on Responsible AI is selected for the Paris Peace Forum Scale-Up Program

The Global Index on Responsible AI receives an award at the Paris Peace Forum.

The Global Index on Responsible AI was one of ten projects that were selected at the Paris Peace Forum 2022 to be a part of the Scale-Up Programme. 

Read more By Zara Schroeder


Global Index on Responsible AI: A Tool to Support the Implementation of the UNESCO Recommendations on Ethics in AI

Toward the responsible global governance of AI

This blog sets out to highlight how the Global Index is being designed to support the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendations, and build on the global movement to advance rights-respecting AI adoption and governance with actors such as OECD.

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blog 2022-11-02

US Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: Reflections from Africa

Regulation of Artificial Intelligence is the need of the hour.

The Blueprint of An AI Bill of Rights (AIBoR) adds to global debates on AI governance by intending to guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems for the protection of the American people in the age of AI. 

Read more By Diana Nyakundi

blog 2022-10-10

Introduction to The Global Index on Responsible AI’s New Team Members

Get to know some of our new team members

Our team is growing! Meet the new Global Index team members working behind the scenes developing the GIRAI indicators that will measure the responsible use of AI in over 120 countries. Learn more about Samantha Msipa, Diana Nyakundi, Dr. Kelle Howson, and Jackline Akello.

Read more By Zara Schroeder

blog 2022-09-06

Feminism & AI - A Collective Perspective from the Global South

Perspectives and experiences of feminist AI through a Global South lens

Experts from Latin America, Africa and India came together to discuss what feminist AI means, coming from a Global South perspective. Their key insights were used to inform and engage with the gender indicator that has been formed for the Global Index on Responsible AI. The workshop was an interactive one with a number of participants from around the world. 

Read more By Zara Schroeder

blog 2022-03-01

Designing a Rights-based Global Index on Responsible AI

Measuring progress toward the responsible use of artificial intelligence in over 120 countries around the world

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a wicked problem facing society globally. It is wicked because it is complex and hard to define as a policy concern. How is it being used, and who must – who can? – take responsibility for ensuring it is used to better society? As it increasingly moves to becoming a general purpose technology, it cannot be isolated from the social and economic conditions in which it is produced and used; in fact, it is changing the very nature of societies and economies, demanding new kinds of research and policy interventions in order to understand and manage its effects (Coyle, 2021). What makes AI more complex is the paradox it is bound up in: this technology that offers major transformative potential for societies in its capacity to compute great swathes of information, at an efficiency rate far greater than any human mind, comes with major risk to fundamental rights and values. Evidence has demonstrated that even the most legitimate uses of AI have caused harm to people and their societies and environments (Pizzi, Romanoff & Engelhardt, 2021). To add to this, we do not yet know the full implications or impacts that AI is having, or will have, on different societies around the world.

Read more By Dr Rachel Adams

blog 2021-12-07

Artificial Intelligence carries a huge upside, but potential harms need to be managed

The use of AI is raising critical issues around human rights

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to contribute to the resolution of some of the most intractable problems of our time. Examples include climate change and pandemics. But they have the capacity to cause harm too. And they can, if not used properly, perpetuate historical injustices and structural inequalities.  

Read more By Dr. Rachel Adams & Dr. Alison Gillwald

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