The clock is ticking to build guardrails into humanitarian AI

By: Helen McElhinney and Sarah W. Spencer | March 2024 | Blog



As you read this, scores of philanthropists, donors, and aid agencies are exploring how AI might improve the efficiency, reach, and response times of aid operations.

This is exciting. Developing and deploying innovative and ethical AI solutions could unlock transformative gains for the millions of people who are affected by humanitarian crises.

But in the scramble to adopt AI, humanitarian actors risk neglecting their core values. The seductive search for viable AI applications is supplanting equally critical debates on AI ethics and governance, humanitarian principles and commitments, and accountability.


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