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The Role of Social Movements, Coalitions, and Workers in Resisting Harmful Artificial Intelligence and Contributing to the Development of Responsible AI Artificial Intelligence

There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) was centre stage at the World Economic Forum in China. At least 20 of the 56 companies selected for the organisation's Technology Pioneers programme are using AI in some way with applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to advertising technology. A branch of AI, machine learning, is dedicated to the ability of a machine to learn something without having to be programmed for that specific thing. It enables computers to improve their performance automatically over time by being fed data and information in the form of observations and real-world interactions – like a toddler learning about the world around them. Answering whether the animal in a photo is a cat or a dog, spotting obstacles in front of a self-driving car, spam mail detection, and speech recognition of a YouTube video to generate captions are just a few examples out of a plethora of predictive machine learning models.