Another session I attended at Mozfest 22 was Fostering Global South engagement in AI and data governance: Building a community and research agenda. The session was organized by Jhalak M. Kakkar, Centre for Communication Governance, and Prateek Sibal, UNESCO.
The use of AI and Big Data-based systems is challenging data protection and privacy principles, developed by high-income countries in the 1980s, that inform most data protection laws worldwide. The conversations around the development of norms for AI and data governance continue to be dominated by high-income countries. Data protection frameworks need to evolve to adapt to the challenges posed by AI systems. This provides the global community a unique opportunity to be inclusive of diverse perspectives by bringing the Global South into the conversation around the framing of principles for AI and data governance. Since the impact of AI will likely be disproportionately felt by marginalised/ vulnerable communities of the South, UNESCO and CCG have both through their work been seeking to make these conversations universal and informed by Global South perspectives.
The objective of this workshop was to build on this work and bring forth diverse voices – African, Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Black and Indigenous peoples – and perspectives on AI and data governance, and consolidate these learnings to articulate a Global South focused research agenda for AI and data governance. UNESCO and CCG hope that Global South communities/civil society/IGOs come together to develop research around this agenda to enable the Global South to meaningfully represent their views at global norm development discussions around AI. Additionally, the workshop gives impetus to the development of a Global South community that can work towards inclusive AI and data governance norm building.
Readings and resources for this session:
- CENTRE FOR COMMUNICATION GOVERNANCE AT NATIONAL. LAW UNIVERSITY DELHI: RESPONSE TO CALL FOR INPUTS FOR THE REPORT ON ‘THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE.
- Artificial intelligence needs assessment survey in Africa AND SUMMRARY OF fINDINGS
- COMMENTS TO THE NITI AAYOG ON THE WORKING DOCUMENT: TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE #AIFORALL
- The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance
- UNESCO and UNITAR’s AI and Human Rights course. The course is free and open
- Privacy Law Library
- CCG learning resources
- Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law
- Bug bounties for algorithmic harms? – a report from the Algorithmic Justice League
- International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence