Three Forces Shaping AI Inequality
– AI algorithms can be biased, leading to unfair outcomes for certain groups of people.
– AI is automating and augmenting jobs, which could disproportionately displace workers from marginalized groups.
People may value AI-augmented goods and services less, which could hurt businesses that rely on AI.
These forces can intersect and perpetuate inequality
For example, AI-augmented services may be perceived as less valuable
– especially when provided by professionals from marginalized groups.
Efforts are underway to address algorithmic bias and the effects of automation
– but more needs to be done to understand and mitigate the demand-side forces of AI inequality.