AI, Algorithms & Data: The Benefits & Risks for Nonprofits
For the last two years, we have been studying the ways AI is being to advance social change efforts. In particular, we recently released a study supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.ai4giving.org) on using AI to expand giving and philanthropy. Using AI well creates an opportunity to scale the impact of program delivery with limited resources, and engage with technology companies as partners to solve big problems.
We will provide an overview of the AI toolset, how and when it works best to advance organizational efforts. We will also highlight the technical and ethical challenges of using AI. For instance, enormous, clean data sets are needed and they generally don’t exist for most NGOs, transparency and accountability about how data are being used is essential, and, perhaps most importantly, staffs need to control the technology and not the other way around.
- Understand impact of AI use cases for nonprofits
- Discuss ethical and data issues
- An overview of participatory AI methods