Decolonial AI: Decolonial Theory as Sociotechnical Foresight in Artificial Intelligence

  title={Decolonial AI: Decolonial Theory as Sociotechnical Foresight in Artificial Intelligence},
  author={Shakir Mohamed and Marie-Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Png and William S. Isaac},
This paper explores the important role of critical science, and in particular of post-colonial and decolonial theories, in understanding and shaping the ongoing advances in artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is viewed as amongst the technological advances that will reshape modern societies and their relations. Whilst the design and deployment of systems that continually adapt holds the promise of far-reaching positive change, they simultaneously pose significant risks… 
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