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AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order


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A new generation of scholars is championing a "decolonial AI" to return power from the Global North back to the Global South, from Silicon Valley back to the people.

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Over the last few years, an increasing number of scholars have argued that the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) is repeating the patterns of colonial history.

While it would diminish the depth of past traumas to say the AI industry is repeating this violence today, it is now using other, more insidious means to enrich the wealthy and powerful at the great expense of the poor.

From MIT Technology Review
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