Sixty years after machines started beating humans at strategy board games, this edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) focuses on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) systems on human rights, social justice and sustainable development.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is now receiving unprecedented global attention as it finds widespread practical application in multiple spheres of activity. But what are the human rights, social justice and development implications of AI when used in areas such as health, education and social services, or in building “smart cities”? How does algorithmic decision making impact on marginalised people and the poor?
An area in which artificial intelligence (AI) systems are producing a direct effect on the enjoyment of human rights today is the use of these systems for the alleged intention of protecting public safety and making justice systems more efficient and objective.