Redesigning AI for Shared Prosperity: An Agenda by Stephanie Bell and Katya Klinova
Monday, 21st June, 1700–1830 BST (0900–1030 PT, 1200–1330 EDT)
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AI poses a risk of automating and degrading jobs around the world, creating harmful effects to vulnerable workers’ livelihoods and well-being. How can we deliberately account for the impacts on workers when designing and commercializing AI products in order to benefit workers’ prospects while simultaneously boosting companies’ bottom lines and increasing overall productivity? The Partnership on AI’s recently released report Redesigning AI for Shared Prosperity: An Agenda puts forward a proposal for such accounting. The Agenda outlines a blueprint for how industry and government can contribute to AI that advances shared prosperity.
Stephanie Bell is a Research Fellow at the Partnership on AI affiliated with the AI and Shared Prosperity Initiative. Her work focuses on how workers and companies can collaboratively design and develop AI products that create equitable growth and high quality jobs. She holds a DPhil in Politics and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where her ethnographic research examined how people can combine expertise developed in their everyday lives with specialized knowledge to better advocate for their needs and well-being.
Katya Klinova is the Head of AI, Labor, and the Economy Programs at the Partnership on AI. In this role, she oversees the AI and Shared Prosperity Initiative and other workstreams which focus on the mechanisms for steering AI progress towards greater equality of opportunity and improving the working conditions along the AI supply chain. She holds an MSc in Data Science from University of Reading and MPA in International Development from Harvard University, where her work examined the potential impact of AI advancement on the economic growth prospects of low- and middle-income countries.
Robert Seamans is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His research focuses on how firms use technology in their strategic interactions with each other, and also focuses on the economic consequences of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies. His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited in numerous outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others. During 2015-2016, Professor Seamans was a Senior Economist for technology and innovation on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.
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