Conectados al Sur, together with the Institute of Technology and Society of Rio and the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, in collaboration with academics and professionals from various institutions, have successfully completed the first Massive Open Online Course on Artificial Intelligence and Social Inclusion/exclusion. In Latin America, the technologies associated with Artificial Intelligence are increasingly present in different areas of life, but although they are positioning themselves as important tools for progress, there are risks generated by their intensive and misguided use. In countries with high levels of social inequality, despite the economic growth, the changes that technologies can offer are enormous. However, this historical unprecedented technological advance, can increase social inequalities and various forms of exclusion, if they are not addressed and developed in a critical dialogue with the social and human sciences.
In collaboration with professionals and academics from different countries and institutions, such as the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the University of Costa Rica, the Argentine NGO Faro Digital, the Institute of Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro and The Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, Conectados al Sur has participated in the design and implementation of the massive and open online course that explored the impact that algorithms can have or have on the various forms of social inclusion / exclusion in Latin America. Thus, between May 19th and 29th, more than 60 students from the region have participated in the four interdisciplinary lectures, to learn and debate about the relation of AI and social inequalities.
More info here: (Spanish/Portuguese) https://itsrio.org/pt/cursos/algoritmos-y-desigualdades-sociales/
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