In order to fulfill our mission, there are six activities that we engage in with our partners to support people, organizations, and governments to ensure that AI is implemented in a way that improves societies and fights inequality
AI technologies have the potential to solve complex challenges. If these technologies can get into the hands of tech-savvy social entrepreneurs who want to do good, there is real possibility for improvement in areas including hunger, sanitation, illiteracy, healthcare, conservation, and climate change. We work directly with global and local AI companies to help them share their expertise and technologies and connect with experts and problem-solvers. Aiforgood Asia participates in global awards, prizes, hackathons, innovation sprints and contests to help provide resources and tools to local communities. Engaging in these activities Aiforgood Asia acts like a bridge for local communities giving those who want to make a difference with AI the access, resources, and support needed to make the world a better place.
With the recent advances in AI, machines are performing more and more tasks that could previously only be completed by people. These advances are going to have a big impact on the workforce, especially in Asia. This shift increases the need for education and training for the workforce to help countries and people take advantage of the coming AI revolution. We partner with consultancies and online education platforms to provide access to training and workshops in underprivileged regions. With access to training and education, we believe societies especially in Asia can be more ready for the changes in the workplace and be more able to take advantage of the implementation of AI technologies.
To promote cross-functional collaboration and share ideas, we partner with leading institutions and organizations to participate in events, conferences, and forums that focus on practical solutions, frameworks and strategies for the ethical development of AI technologies. These events bring together people from each of our pillars, society, business and government to discuss the most important questions and share the latest in available technologies, innovative ideas, policy implications and ethical frameworks.
Businesses must be proactive in understanding how AI will change industries and the workplace. As they rush to implement AI there will be many potential ethical issues. Through our partner Ethical Intelligence, we can put businesses in touch with an AI ethics expert to help create the right strategy, so that business and governments can realise the full potential of AI technology while utilizing ethics as a decision-making tool to ensure the best outcomes for all stakeholders.
Working with governments across the region, we advocate for policies that will ensure the protection of data, mitigation of algorithmic bias, and reduction of inequality. This is done by supporting governments in their development and implementation of ethical policies and frameworks related to the responsible and sustainable development of AI. We also hope to work with governments to help develop the right ecosystems for ethical AI solutions that address specific challenges related to poverty, hunger, health, equality, education, and the environment.
In order to fund operations, Aiforgood invites sponsors to help fund our research and projects. As a registered nongovernment organization, we will also accept donations. We could not meet our goals without the support of our valued sponsors and partners. Funds go directly to a specific research paper, research study or project. These are more than ESG opportunities, providing valuable insight, market access, stakeholder engagement, and valuable recognition and exposure. All sponsorship and donations meet our strict contribution policy to ensure compliance with our ethical values and corporate governance.