1st Edition

Responsible Industry 4.0 A Framework for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

By David Mhlanga Copyright 2024
    298 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The growth of digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to increase global wealth and tackle some of the world's most serious problems, including economic marginalization. In contrast, these innovations may contribute to widening economic gaps and potentially threaten the stability of democratic governments. Changes in economic growth and distribution are occurring in both developed and developing countries due to the impact that new technologies are having on businesses and the workplace. This book provides answers to the question of whether the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as AI, will lead to greater economic uncertainty, environmental collapse, and social unrest or whether they will help achieve shared prosperity and sustainable development, and successively the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    This book focuses on Human-centred AI and the responsible deployment of diverse technologies for achieving sustainable development. It examines why the human-centred approach is so crucial to long-term success. It underlines the definition of human-centred AI and its importance in creating sustainability and resilience. This book begins with a comprehensive history of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, details how to produce AI that is centred on humans in order to accomplish sustainable development in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and then goes on to discuss the need for proper management and governance of emerging technologies. The book ends by presenting a framework that will assist stakeholders in employing AI in a human-centred manner to achieve the SDGs set for 2030.

    This book will appeal to scholars, academics, and researchers interested in information linked to the SDGs, AI, and Industry 4.0.

    1: Responsible Industry 4.0: A Framework for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence for Development Part 1. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development 2: The Industry 4.0 An Introduction: Implications on Society and Individuals 3: Towards a Responsible Industry 4.0 4: Technology Trends Driving the Industry 4.0 5: The Use of Industry 4.0 Technologies to Achieve Circular Economy Principles for Sustainable development and Production. 6: Responsible Deployment of Technologies in the Industry 4.0 Part 2: Application Of 4IR Technologies in Industry 4.0 7: Sustainable Industry 4.0 and the Policy Responses for Success 8: Industry 4.0 And its Impact on Economic Participation and Contributes to General Prosperity 9: Responsible Innovation a Practical Guide to the Fourth Industrial Revolution 10: The Risks Associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Towards Economic and Societal Inclusion.11: The Fundamental Concepts and Principles that Underpin Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 12: Applications of Artificial Intelligence and the Industry 4.0 Technologies in Real-Life Situations Part 3: Human-Centered AI For Sustainable Development 13: The Meaning of Human-Centered AI in the Industry 4.0 14: Human-centered AI, for Sustainable Development in the Industry 4.0 15: Human-Centered AI Framework: Creating AI Focused on Serving Human Needs for Development 16: The Policy Proposals: Human-Centered AI and the Sustainable Development Goals 17: Human-centered AI in Healthcare A Step Towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals with a direct focus on Health and Wellbeing 18: A Human Centered Perspective: The Ethical and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence Language Models in The Industry 4.0 19: Responsible Industry 4.0: A Framework for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence for Development


    David Mhlanga is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.