ICS Professors Guylaine Poisson and Kyungim Baek are co-authors on a chapter in Missing Links in AI Governance, a book released as a collaboration between UNESCO and Mila, the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute. The book explores themes such as the influence of AI on indigenous and LGBTI communities, the necessary inclusion of all countries in global governance, and the use of AI to support innovation for socially beneficial purposes. It maps out possible solutions to foster an AI development that is ethical, inclusive, and respectful of human rights.
The chapter, entitled “Inclusive Innovation in Artificial Intelligence: From Fragmentation to Wholeness” and co-authored with Éliane Ubalijoro, Nahala Curran, Nilufar Sabet-Kassouf, and Mélisande Tang, argues that “addressing the neglected issues in AI development starts by addressing our own human biases. The quality and accuracy of AI-based systems are compromised by the lack of diversity in data and human resources at all stages of AI development.”