Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa and Urvashi Aneja discussed the impact of current AI developments on the Global South in a 25-minute 17-second Unscripted video. The video, published on February 12, 2024, explores the labor that powers the AI boom and who benefits from the technology.
Ressa and Aneja highlighted how much of this labor is based in the Global South, leading to questions about the costs of these developments. They emphasized the need for countries to consider their role in AI beyond simply “catching up with the North.”
The video aims to stimulate discussion about the implications of AI in the Global South. Viewers are encouraged to share it on social media to continue this important conversation.