Development potential for emerging economies
I believe that here one key factor would be gathering a lot more data on the voluntary sector as Machine Learning and AI thrive on data, however, most data is generated by things that necessitate substantial investments. If we do not close that gap intentionally, it will only widen, as more wealth means more tech which means more data which means more wealth etc.
Maybe a good first step to closing global inequality and really capitalising on the potential of automation would, therefore, be the improvement of systematic collection of trustworthy data on a large scale. I am unsure how we could achieve this though.