Unlocking the Power of AI4SG: Transforming Lives and Communities
“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.”
We recently embarked on an amazing company trip, this exciting adventure brought us closer together as a #one-team, fostering stronger bonds and creating lasting connections.
We settled in the picturesque town of Hue City. Known for its rich cultural heritage, and thrilling outdoor activities, it offered the ideal backdrop for our company trip. A company trip at TechSoft was organized on July 8th and 9th, 2023.The trip was filled with a myriad of team-building activities designed to promote collaboration, communication, and friendship. From engaging in thrilling outdoor activities to participating in problem-solving challenges, every activity encouraged us to work together and discover new talents within our team.We also took this trip as a chance to plan a gala dinner and celebrate the birthdays of TechSofters, both of which allowed us to enjoy our members‘ exceptional performances. We got along, laughed a lot, and made lifelong memories. The time that we have spent together strengthened our relationships and cultivated a sense of solidarity.
What is AI4SG?
AI4SG stands for “AI for Social Good”, which is a relatively new research field that intertwines AI, the social sciences, and environmental science together. With its core goals spanning across the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), AI4SG focuses on tackling important social, environmental, and public health challenges to positively impact the well-being of the people, animals, and the planet utilizing AI technologies.
According to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), there are several criteria for an AI project to be considered AI4SG:
The significance of the social problem Its novel approach Its promise for social impact How it addresses the problem by leveraging cutting-edge AI techniques.
AI4SG in Workplaces – How We Can Get Started
Given the strict criteria of AI4SG, there is no doubt that it is challenging for us to meet all of them. Here are what we believe will be the achievable steps and actions that we can take to start introducing AI4SG into our workplace:
- Achieving individual and collective motivation: By acknowledging that our ultimate goal is to contribute to advancing lives and communities, each of us can get motivated at any problems we aim to solve and at the positive changes we can bring.
- Embracing a mindset that aligns business goals with social impacts: In addition to meeting business goals and requirements, it is essential for us to integrate ethical considerations, sustainability practices, and societal needs into both the decision-making and the development processes of any AI project to drive impactful changes.
- Considering AI4SG to be a long-term goal for the company: This ensures a company’s commitment to utilizing AI technologies responsibly and ethically, contributing to a sustainable and inclusive future.