3 Ways to Embed DEI Into Your Company’s AI Strategy

For companies to use automation to its full potential, they need to consider who will benefit from the new opportunities it creates.

January 08, 2024

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  • While AI will reshape the nature of work, it will do so in a way that makes DEI both a baseline expectation and a critical requirement for companies seeking long-term growth. For that reason, businesses must focus on designing and developing AI systems that empower all their users by 1) embedding DEI into the design of your AI systems; 2) incorporating DEI into any AI-related upskilling programs; and 3) using AI as an opportunity to boost DEI.

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that AI is as revolutionary as the internet. Others argue that it is overhyped. In my view, it’s hard to overstate the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) generally and generative AI specifically. In many ways it’s a game-changer that will better enable businesses in every sector to drive innovation, productivity, and revenue.

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    • Andy Baldwin is EY Global Managing Partner — Client Service. He leads the execution of EY global strategy and has overall responsibility for EY’s three geographic areas and four service lines. Previously, Andy was EY Area Managing Partner — EMEIA, leading on and executing EY’s strategic priorities, which includes transforming the business by driving greater integration across the Area, strengthening the focus on sector, accelerating the build-out of new EY offerings and preparing for the future of work.


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