Decisions that affect us are increasingly being made by artificial intelligence (AI). From automated trading algorithms to precision manufacturing, AI is responsible for more and more of the things we thought only humans could do – and this is having a profound effect on our world.
Our awareness of such effects focuses on early adopters in developed countries. However, most people live a long way from such technological utopias. For instance, in 84 countries around the world, including China and India, less than 50% of people have access to the internet, while in 36 countries less than 50% have access to electricity.