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A fairer world requires fairer tech. Here’s why.

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07.04.2021

In the decade ahead, a wave of technological solutions will touch and transform every part of our lives. These new solutions could either tackle existing problems — or exacerbate them while creating others. As tech can scale both progress or harm, the time is now to shape the fair and responsible future we want to live in.

The world faces a range of challenges regarding people (economic and social well-being) and the planet (climate and biodiversity). These problems are interconnected and at the top of leaders’ minds as they weigh future risks and opportunities.

Connected risks and opportunities

Innovation — including emerging and frontier technologies — is essential to scaling solutions to these problems. In Rwanda, for instance, there’s only one radiologist for every million people. At a time when AI-powered radiology assessments compare favorably to those from trained professionals, we have the capability to extend high-quality assessments to a wider population.

And thanks to telemedicine, access has already increased for millions. Health bots powered by artificial intelligence will help boost this access further. These technologies, as one publication has explained recently, will help make Rwanda “one of the world’s most advanced countries for digital........

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