AI can be extremely useful to brands to include DEI in their very fabric and eco-system. But one must remember that any AI model is only as good as the data or information that it has been trained on. So that is where it all starts. It is important that the team that works on using AI to enhance business processes and sets it up, is diverse and cross-cultural. Only then will the output of the whole effort be inclusive of various, diverse and cross-cultural factors.
But on the other hand, the advantages that AI can bring are exponential to making a brand truly inclusive of diverse multi-cultural people groups – both in terms of hires of people who work for the brand and the audiences they hope to engage with. It can eliminate any unconscious bias – it can create inclusive content both in terms of messaging and design. And it can create a highly personalized and inclusive experience for every customer of the brand.
And all of this will help a brand expand the market reach of its products and services. When a brand is inclusive in terms of the design of its products and services, it is far more likely to attract similar customers who are diverse and cross-cultural. So the brand will be able to cast a net, so to speak, over a wider audience. A more diverse and multi-cultural team is capable of more creative ways of tailoring products that will suit a diverse customer base and audience.
So it is important that a brand has people from different religions, genders, ethnicities, races, locations, sexual orientations and maybe even cognitive abilities. That will truly influence every aspect of the brand and bring wide and varied perspectives, insights and ideas to the table.
It is a no brainer that the current generation that is slowly moving to be the ones with the spending power are ones that look at an organization that is inclusive and diverse and treats everyone equally regardless of how different they are, ass cool brand that they would be happy to be associated with. And patronize.
This will grow into a deeper sense of loyalty of the audience and a stronger preference of audiences for the brand – the audience naturally supports businesses that are in tune with and align with their own value system. All this can be hugely beneficial to the brand.
When done right, AI can simply revolutionize the attempts of a brand to offer immersive DEI-based customer experiences to their audience. But the key is to truly do it right.