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GISWatch 2019 call for proposals: Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development
GISWatch 2019 call for proposals: Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development 12 April 2019

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2019 Annual Report Call for proposals Terms of reference (TOR) for country reports Theme: Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development   NEW Deadline for proposals: 26 April 2019 Introduction This 2019 edition of GISWatch will focus on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) systems on human rights, social justice and development in the local context, with a specific focus on countries in the global South.[1] A...

Can digital technologies accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?
Can digital technologies accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? 14 January 2019 Loyce Kyogabirwe (CIPESA)

The development and adoption of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and big data have accelerated exponentially in the past few years. These technologies have presented opportunities, but also challenges and risks, to internet users worldwide. During the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, the contribution of these technologies towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was highlighted. During the...

Inside the Information Society: Jobs and employment policies in the digital age
Inside the Information Society: Jobs and employment policies in the digital age 11 December 2018 David Souter

Last week I wrote about some of the policy and regulatory issues that arise from the accelerating trend towards a digital society and new technologies such as artificial intelligence. This week some thoughts about employment issues that arise from that same trend: issues that are increasingly being discussed but on which we have very little evidence to base conclusions. Visions of the future As...

FABRICS: Emerging Artificial Intelligence Readiness
FABRICS: Emerging Artificial Intelligence Readiness 12 November 2018 Alex Comninos and Martin Konzett

A lot of industries seem to be overwhelmed by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Some proponents dream of utopias, while some opponents have dystopian nightmares. There is a lack of consensus in interpretations of the current legal and regulatory environments covering the implementation of computer systems leveraging AI and the related concepts of machine learning and deep learning. Inte...

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