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Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Forum
15 April @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
About this Event
In 2019, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University launched the Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence Forum. The event convened thought leaders, government officials and experts in technology and human rights to discuss the implications of new technology for global affairs.
In 2020, MIGS is scaling up the event in collaboration with Element AI and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. This year’s Forum will bring together NGOs, tech companies, foundations and governments around the globe that understand the need to collaborate on the future of AI and human rights. Panel discussions will cover such topics as disinformation, online hate, ethics, AI governance, the United Nations and .
The speakers and agenda will be announced soon
1. Internet Governance and AI: ensuring space for human rights
2. The fight against online hate: is AI the solution?
Ending online hate will require the collaboration of the UN, governments, tech companies and civil society. AI can play a key role in this fight, as the collaboration between Amnesty International and Element AI on the Troll Patrol Project illustrates.
3. Misinformation and AI: friends or foes?
While AI is being used to spread disinformation, it is also becoming a tool to fight it.
4. AI and online extremism
The fight against terrorism requires making sure AI isn’t misused by extremists, as well as applying AI to help social media companies in their content moderation efforts.
5. AI and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 are ambitious. How might AI tools be useful in multilateral efforts?
6. The ethics of AI: how can we ensure democratic governance?
The potential of AI to uphold democracy makes it crucial to ensure its ethical development. Could the international human rights law framework be the best approach to governing AI?
7. A governmental perspective: regulation and opportunities