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AI Policy as a Response to AI Ethics? Addressing Ethical Issues in the Development of AI Policies in North Africa

Stahl, Bernd Carsten; Leach, Tonii; Oyeniji, Oluyinka; Ogoh, George

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Authors

Tonii Leach

Oluyinka Oyeniji

George Ogoh



Contributors

Damian Okaibedi Eke
Editor

Kutoma Wakunuma
Editor

Simisola Akintoye
Editor

Abstract

The recent exponential rate of AI development has led to a proliferation of AI national policies and strategies as global power blocs have sought to consolidate positions of strategic dominance. These policies have sought to promote the benefits and mitigate the risks of AI—and address ever more serious ethical concerns about these technologies. This raises the question of how countries less influential in the sphere of AI might seek to address such ethical issues themselves, and whether lessons can be learned from existing policies in addressing issues of ethics and human rights. From a consideration of the current AI ethics discourse and existing AI policies, the chapter goes on to explore how ethical concerns are addressed in the North African AI strategies and which gaps and opportunities in terms of coverage of ethical issues arise from the current state of these policies. We suggest that ethical issues should be addressed clearly in policy at the earliest possible stage to ensure that ethical standards are internally produced in line with social and cultural values, rather than being de facto applied by external actors.

Online Publication Date Jan 1, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Jan 4, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2023
Pages 141-167
Series Title Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI
ISBN 9783031082146
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08215-3_7
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/15711569
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-08215-3_7

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