AI in Human Rights

AI tools can be helpful in the fight against human rights issues such as terrorism and human trafficking. On the flip side, those tools rely on datasets to build the models. As those databases often contain personal data, it’s important to question how privacy rights are handled so that human rights are respected, especially for data from already marginalised groups to ensure they are not being racially profiled.

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AI in immigration can lead to ‘serious human right breaches’

This video refers to a report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab that raises concerns that the handling of private data by AI for immigration purposes could breach human rights. As AI tools are trained using datasets, before implementing those tools that target marginalized populations, we need to answer questions such as: Where does […]

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Facial recognition could stop terrorists before they act

In their zeal and earnest desire to protect individual privacy, policymakers run the risk of stifling innovation. The author makes the case that using facial recognition to prevent terrorism is justified as our world is becoming more dangerous every day; hence, policymakers should err on the side of public safety.

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