Artificial Intelligence, disasters and marginalised groups
DRR Dynamics Ltd
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The goal of this briefing is to deepen understanding of artificial intelligence's (AI) current role in disaster risk reduction (DRR), project its potential future trajectories within this sector, and address arising concerns. At the core of the discussions is the acknowledgement of profound ethical, social, and political repercussions stemming from AI's incorporation into DRR.
This briefing posits that these considerations must lead sector-wide dialogues and strategies, both in design and execution phases. By proactively addressing these concerns, the briefing aims to highlight key themes essential for an AI deployment that is not only effective but also equitable and inclusive. This publication offers a review of AI in this very specific context and does not aim to discuss AI's merits or drawbacks more generally. AI holds the promise of revolutionising disaster risk reduction for everyone but also bears significant risks in its development and use.