This is our yearly ‘special edition’ of Connect-World which literally covers the whole world. It normally includes authors from all the world’s continents.
The magazine often includes contributions from government ministers and others in the public sector, as well as the biggest names in the ICT Industry. The Global edition discusses how developments in ICT are affecting the way we live and do business as a global community.
Past editions of Connect-World: Global have discussed: Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Economy, Cloud Computing and Global Digital Security.
But its game-changing promise to do things like improve efficiency, bring down costs, and accelerate research and development has been tempered of late with worries that these complex, opaque systems may do more societal harm than economic good. With virtually no U.S. government oversight, private companies use AI software to make determinations about health and medicine, employment, creditworthiness, and even criminal justice without having to answer for how they’re ensuring that programs aren’t encoded, consciously or unconsciously, with structural biases. Discuss.