Are Swiss philanthropic organisations aware of the potential benefits and challenges presented by artificial intelligence (AI)? This is what a current survey by the University of Geneva is hoping to find out. Even though using AI – such as chatting with ChatGPT – might be a tempting prospect, AI also harbours risks. If AI is used wrongly, such as without the requisite background knowledge, this new technology can steer us to the wrong decisions. AI can place minorities at a disadvantage during the hiring process, for instance. ‘We need to tighten up our awareness of what AI can be used for, how can be used well and how it shouldn’t be used,’ says Giuseppe Ugazio, Assistant Professor at the Geneva Finance Research Institute, in an online interview with The Philanthropist. According to Giuseppe Ugazio, it’s the job of philanthropy to promote ethical and integrated AI and to enable everyone to access this new technology. In the foundation sector, too, AI is home to a lot of potential, such as for measuring impact or managing resources. One thing is clear: AI is now part of our day-to-day lives and will be gaining an ever-stronger foothold in them. In the interview, Giuseppe Ugazio discusses what they are hoping to find out with the survey.