Gender Critique of UN AI Advisory Body’s Report: Governing AI for Humanity

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence (AIAB) published an interim report on Governing AI for Humanity in December 2023. The initial proposal aimed to strengthen the international governance of AI by carrying out seven critical functions, which would contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of its global consultation with stakeholders, the AIAB will convene several ‘deep dive’ sessions on specific topics, themes, or sectors with relevant experts between March and June 2024. The objective of the deep dives is to include more voices in the process, review opportunities, enablers, challenges and risks of AI in each issue area, with a view to informing proposals on how to govern AI for the good of humanity, which is the central question of the AIAB process.

On 7 May 2024, our Executive Director, Anita Gurumurthy, was invited by the AIAB to participate in one such consultative meeting on the topic: Governance of AI and Gender Equality.

She submitted an input titled, ‘Gender Critique of UN AI Advisory Body’s Report: Governing AI for Humanity,’ highlighting the need to identify the gender divide in the AI ecosystem across regions, ensure substantive equality for all genders and minority communities in the AI ecosystem, and elaborated upon how data governance for AI will benefit from drawing from the data feminism principles.

Read the submission here.

View IT for Change’s complete response to the AIAB Report here.


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