Responsible AI in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities by Damian O Eke (Hardback)

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9783031082146
Published:
01 Nov 2022
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Hardback
Dimensions:
210mm x 148mm x mm
Weight:
0.100kgs
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This open access book makes a contribution to the discourse of Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) from an African perspective. This unique collection brings together prominent AI scholars to discuss AI ethics from theoretical and practical African perspectives and makes a case for African values, interests, expectations and principles to underpin the design, development and deployment (DDD) of AI in Africa. This is a first in that it pays attention to the socio-cultural contexts of Responsible AI that is sensitive to African cultures and societies. The book also makes an important contribution to global AI ethics discourse that often neglects AI narratives from Africa despite a growing evidence of DDD in many domains. Nine original contributions provide useful insights to advance the understanding and implementation of Responsible AI in Africa. These include discussions on epistemic injustice of global AI ethics, opportunities and challenges, an examination of AI co-bots and chatbots in an African work space, gender and AI, a consideration of African philosophies such as Ubuntu in the application of AI, African AI policy, and a look towards a future of Responsible AI in Africa This is an open access book.

About the Author: Eke Okaibedi Damian is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, UK. He is a Philosopher and has a PhD in Computer Ethics. Dr Eke is the Data Governance coordinator for the EU Human Brain Project. His research interests cover critical philosophical issues at the intersection of Technology, Data and Society including; Data Governance, Ethics of Emerging Technologies, Responsible Innovation and ICT4D. Dr. Kutoma Wakunuma is Associate Professor Research and Teaching in Information Systems at De Montfort University where she works within the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility. Her research interests are in understanding the social and ethical implications of ICTs and the role that emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence play in both the developed and developing world. Dr. Simisola Akintoye is a Senior Lecturer in Law at De Montfort University Centre for Law, Justice and Society. She is an International Privacy Practitioner, a Data Protection Consultant and the Data Protection Officer for the EU Human Brain Project. Her research involves legal regulation of emerging technologies at national and international levels.

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