Urvashi Aneja and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa discussed the impact of AI developments on the Global South in a 25-minute 17-second unscripted video. They examined how much of the labor that powers the AI boom is based in the Global South, leading to questions about who benefits from the technology and what the costs are.
In their conversation, Ressa and Aneja emphasized the need for countries to move beyond simply “catching up with the North” when considering the role AI should play in their societies. They highlighted how AI is already having an impact on Global South communities, from labor conditions to democracy and the environment.
The video was published on February 12, 2024, with the aim of stimulating discussion about the implications of AI in the Global South. Viewers were encouraged to share it on social media to continue the conversation around this important topic.