This submission was produced in response to the call for contributions to the thematic report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and comprises inputs collated from the experiences of APC staff and members, organised according to the guiding questions proposed in the call.
A Google engineer claimed that an AI bot has become sentient. Is that a possibility? Can a program designed and trained by a human develop the ability to feel human-like feelings? Priyadarshini John explores.
APC has been working towards imagining and making a feminist internet by building and strengthening networks of researchers, activists and others. This paper aims to assess feminist internet research on internet governance and policy, with a particular focus on scholarship in the global South.
Taking Latin America as a point of departure, this research seeks to contribute to the development of an anti-colonial feminist framework to question artificial intelligence systems that are being deployed by the public sector, particularly focused on social welfare programmes.
The emergence of general purpose AI will be “the most profound change in human history,” according to the BBC's latest Reith lectures. How should we think through the potential risks and opportunities of all this AI in the coming future?
AI technologies, are still in their infancy, so there is still enormous potential to channel AI to address global challenges – but also much concern regarding its effects on social justice and the enjoyment of human rights.
The 48th Session of the Human Rights Council was held from 13 September to 8 October 2021. The HRC remains a key space for APC to raise concerns about threats and challenges to human rights online.
What can AI do that humans can’t? What can humans do that AI can’t?
A new resolution on privacy in the digital age adopted at the UN General Assembly reaffirms the fundamental importance of the right to privacy and renews international commitment to ending all abuses and violations of this vital right worldwide.
In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence (AI) research in the African context, Chenai Chair shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.
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