As AI‐augmented decision‐making advances, Dr Nicole Wheeler wonders who will be left behind.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our daily lives. Over recent years, we have seen exponential growth in the use of AI algorithms to automate decisions that impact the way we live and the societies we live in. These technologies can reduce the burden of repetitive or dangerous work, allow tasks to be performed more quickly, consistently and accurately, and allow more personalised decision‐making. The evolution of these automated decision‐making systems is accelerating, and is starting to outpace the frameworks we use to understand and regulate them. This automation can lead to greater efficiency, consistency and fairness, but it can also introduce unexpected biases.