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In countries where the price of labor is low and education outcomes are also low, the uptake of AI will most likely be slowest.

Issue

Justice Area(s)

Community Health and Collective Security

Economic Justice

Human Rights

AI Impact(s)

Economic harm and inequity

Location(s)

Global

Year

2020

The Government Artificial Intelligence Readiness Index illustrates that many refugee and migrant countries of origin are ill-equipped to make changes regarding AI. For example, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are all countries that produce both migrants and refugees, are at the very bottom (last 10) of the index, and are also in the lowest decile of most human development rankings. These countries should be prioritized more in thinking about uptake of trustworthy AI. By contrast, the most preferred countries of destination for migrants and refugees are those with the highest AI readiness ranking.

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