Shaping the global future of AI, one country at a time

What is the greatest societal opportunity for Mexico regarding AI?

How are we going to eliminate the discrimination of AI?

Who is responsible for developing AI in an ethical fashion? What are the respective

roles of legislators, creators of AI, users of AI and civil society?

How should society approach the fact that perspectives on what constitutes ethical

AI vary among individuals and different countries?

These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions that were asked last Thursday at the Aspen-Microsoft NextGen Roundtable Series: Mexico, the first roundtable in an international series organized by the Aspen Institute and Microsoft. C Minds was honored to be part of the small group of AI leaders selected to take part in this timely yet disruptive conversation aimed at advancing the AI agenda in Mexico.

Other participants included government agencies, academia, the media, and local and international tech firms.

The Future of Work

One of the main conversation topics centered around the potential labor disruptions AI could bring about. When questioned about their plan to implement driverless cars, Uber, also in attendance at the roundtable, reminded the room of its contributions to the job market by bringing about new, flexible working methods, highlighting the fact that while technology development implies shifts in the labor market, many of these shifts will come in the form of new jobs and new job types. It was also mentioned that systems should be put in place at a wide level to ensure adequate reskilling, as a response to labor shifts. Rather than these systems working at an industry level, it was recommended that they be over-arching to the economy.