digital rights

Access Now’s recommendations to the EU’s human rights agenda for the digital age

Access Now presented the European Human Rights Agenda for the Digital Age, detailing objectives and recommendations in the areas of data protection, content governance, artificial intelligence, surveillance, and connectivity. Access Now is also calling on EU lawmakers to put human rights at the center of upcoming digital policies, making recommendations in the following four main areas: Protect […]

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AI and human rights

Given the problems that may arise in the implementation of any AI-based technology, it has come to the international community’s attention that this implementation is closely connected to human rights. Implementation of AI without oversight allows for human rights violations, some of which are egregious. “Schools refer to these technologies as ‘student safety’ measures, but […]

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Empathic Technology

IEEE’s ethically aligned design

There have been many organizations recently that have taken upon themselves the task of writing principles for ethically aligned artificial intelligence design. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [IEEE] is the most recent, forming a working group on Empathic Technologies, whose members include engineers and organizations as well as academics, policy-makers, and individuals interested […]

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Artificial intelligence: the key take-aways

The following are the key take-aways from the AI for Good Summit that took place in May, 2019.  In his keynote address, Siemens’ Snabe said that “ever since it began, technology was always based on promises.” He continued that we recognize that data and AI are fundamental tools in solving the grand challenges facing humanity. […]

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Tim Berners Less Solid

Tim Berners-Lee working on Solid

Solid is a web decentralization project led by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, developed collaboratively at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is an alternative to the world wide web as we know it now. Solid has three objectives: True data ownership Modular Design Reusing existing data What is the issue […]

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