Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management
|As the Understanding Risk Community continues to explore the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence and related technologies and expand the range of applications for which they are used, we need to pay close attention to the risks that these tools create. Significant attention is currently being given by academics, journalists, and the public to questions of the ethics and bias of artificial intelligence systems across a variety of domains including facial recognition, automated weapons systems, search algorithms, and criminal justice. Despite the potential for negative impacts of these tools in disaster risk management, our community has not given these issues as much attention as it has in other domains. This session will help to advance the discussion by highlighting several recent or emerging initiatives that aim to ensure AI tools are used responsibly and in service of a more just, resilient, and sustainable world.
Organizer: GFDRR, University of Toronto, Deltares
Caroline Gevaert, Assistant Professor at the Faculty Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
Greg Lipstein, Co-founder of DrivenData
Robert Soden, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto
Hanneke van der Klis, Chased 23.11