Parallel Session 4: How to Bring a Human Rights Lens to the Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Parallel Session 4: How to Bring a Human Rights Lens to the Governance of Artificial Intelligence

This workshop will help policy makers recognize the value of the existing universal human rights framework to confront emerging governance challenges related to Artificial Intelligence and Machines Learning (AI/ML) technologies in particular focusing on internet freedom. The workshop will also help socialize technologists in the existing international human rights law, so that they do not assume they need to invent an ethical framework that is applicable to AI/ML technologies.  The speakers will assess the impact of existing AI/ML technologies on the enjoyment of human rights, from freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the right to privacy, the right to work, the right to non-discrimination and to equal protection of the law. They will also provide analyses of how AI/ML impacts transparency and accountability for governance decisions. The speakers will then discuss how stakeholders can anticipate and assess the possible implications of AI technologies on the horizon, such as Artificial Generalized Intelligence, and assess the relevance of a human rights framework to alternative ethical approaches to AI, including “human-centered” AI.