HRBDT at RightsCon 2018 – Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI

HRBDT at RightsCon 2018 – Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI
May 10, 2018 HRBDT
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The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project is delighted to announce its forthcoming RightsCon 2018 session:

Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI

12noon – 1.15pm, Thursday 17 May, Room 202B

AI’s impact on society demands scrutiny of the ways in which it is designed and deployed. Debates have ensued on how to ensure that AI benefits all in society and contributes to, rather than threatens, human rights. A human rights based approach to AI offers a holistic, universal and enforceable solution.

The session will focus on the might of rights in the design and deployment of AI. Discussions will first highlight the benefits of placing international human rights standards and norms at the centre of debates. Participants will tackle the current challenges in advancing and implementing a human rights based approach to the development and use of AI, and suggest practical solutions. The session will then explore priority areas in the conceptualisation of a human rights based approach and, together, we will identify how best to mobilise stakeholders to adopt such an approach.

Moderator:

  • Lorna McGregor (Co-Director, The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project and Director, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex)

Speakers:

  • Jean-Yves Art (Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft)
  • Tara Denham (Director, Democracy Unit, Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada)
  • Ansgar Koene (Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham and Chair of IEEE P7003 working group to develop Standard for Algorithmic Bias Considerations)
  • Vidushi Marda (Policy Advisor, Article 19)