Talking about... AI and the charitable sector

Season 2024, Episode 1,   Jan 17, 03:30 PM

CFG talks to sector experts about getting to grips with AI in 2024 and what charities and non-profits can do to reduce risk, maximise opportunities, and steer the ethical course of these rapidly developing technologies.

Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) had its breakthrough year in 2023. Its development and adoption will continue to accelerate in the months ahead. What, if anything, should charities and non-profits do to keep pace?

Dr Clare Mills, Director of Policy and Communications at CFG talks to two social sector experts - Zoe Amar from Zoe Amar Digital, and Rhodri Davies from Why Philanthropy Matters.

With a flexible and ethical framework, the right tools and good regulation, we can all embrace AI and benefit, whilst reducing risk... But is it really that simple?

Clare asks Zoe and Rhodri whether AI is something to fear, what the opportunities and dangers are, and how it's possible to work together to ensure the charitable sector doesn't get left behind - or worse.

Useful resources

Zoe Amar Digital: AI resources and insights, including the new AI checklist

Why Philanthropy Matters
Generosity AI Working Group (Giving Tuesday)

100 Days of AI: 30 minute bitesized AI lessons

Charity AI Governance and Ethics Framework

The ultimate guide to AI by CharityDigital

AI: Opportunities, threats and policy by Eleanor Duhs, Bates Wells

How will your charity harness AI? by CFG

The Ethics Framework for AI by Digital Catapult

Civic AI

Policy and research

Policy implications of AI - UK Parliament [9 January 2024]

National AI Strategy - Government guidance [December 2021]

Courses and events

CFG's Risk Conference on Thursday 29 February 2024

Seminar: Generative AI: developing your comms approach on 25 January 2024

Generative AI for Finance delivered by ICAEW (membership log-in required)

In the news

BSI publishes global guidance/new international standards for AI [16 January 2024]

AI adoption in UK risks job losses for women and disadvantaged groups [15 January 2024]

AI systems*

Claude AI
Google Bard

* Please note that CFG does not endorse or recommend these AI systems but encourages learning about what these and other tools can offer. This is a simple list of some well-known AI systems and tools and others are available.

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Produced by Emma Abbott, Communications Manager, CFG