Inclusivity and Technology
Fei-Fei Li lays out the three main arguments for supporting diversity and inclusion within the field of AI.
FEI-FEI LI: I see three very important reasons to have more diverse and inclusive people working in AI. The first was sheer economic and labor reasons, because as the AI and CS field expands, we are lacking the labor force that can do AI and computer science. The second reason is for creativity and innovation. There are so many studies that tell us that when a group of people are more diverse and have different backgrounds and opinions, they come together to work on something, to solve something, that the solutions and outcomes tend to be a lot more innovative and creative. And the third reason is for fairness and ethics and values, because technology at the end serves people. And it should serve as many people as possible in the most fair way.