Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is part of the digital architecture, including in every corner of the internet, on digital devices, search engines and different online platforms. What are the human rights standards that apply to the design, development and use of artificial intelligence? What are the responsibilities of the State and what is the role of private companies in ensuring that the design and use of AI is in line with international human rights law?

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Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Artificial Intelligence and the rights of persons with disabilities

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Gerard Quinn.

2021

Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and equality;

Special Rapporteurs

Racial discrimination and emerging digital technologies

Report presented to the 44th session of the HRC in 2020 on racial discrimination and emerging digital technologies.

2020

Artificial Intelligence

General Assembly

Implications of artificial intelligence technologies for human rights

Report presented to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in 2018 on the implications of artificial intelligence technologies for human rights in the information environment, focusing in particular on rights to freedom of opinion and expression, privacy and non-discrimination

2018

Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and equality;
Business - Private Sector

Special Rapporteurs

Report on the Freedom of Thought

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed

2021

Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and equality;

Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

General Recommendation on Preventing and combating racial profiling by law enforcement officials.

General Recommendation No. 36

2020

Civic space and content governance ; Artificial Intelligence

Special Rapporteurs

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Report presented to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in 2018 on the implications of artificial intelligence technologies for human rights in the information environment, focusing in particular on rights to freedom of opinion and expression, privacy and non-discrimination

2018

Artificial Intelligence; Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality

Human Rights Council

Use of artificial intelligence (AI) on the enjoyment of the right to privacy and associated rights

Report the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presented to the 48th session of Human Rights Council

2021

Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and equality;

Working Groups

Data for racial justice

Working Group of experts on people of African descent, 2019, Report presented to the 42nd session of the HRC in 2019 on the Working Group's 23rd and 24th sessions held in Geneva, Switzerland, which focused on the theme Data for racial justice, summarizing discussions on, among other things, the potential racial bias that artificial intelligence and algorithms may have, including in the criminal justice sector

2019