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Towards Equitable AI for the Next Billion Users

Nithya Sambasivan
Jess Scon Holbrook
ACM interactions, vol. 26(1) (2019), pp. 68-71


In this article, we present research provocations for AI in the Global South, to spur a conversation on the implicit beliefs, biases, and issues that may be normalized in AI. As much of AI’s functioning is still not well understood or fully developed, we believe these critical areas for research are crucial to shaping inclusive AI as it becomes more complex and powerful. We bring our perspectives as HCI researchers and social scientists that work closely with AI researchers. We have started to address some of these areas in our research and invite further explorations from the research community.