Technology and the next frontier in human rights

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The omnipresence of digital technology is already having a marked effect on our lives, but the full implications of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things are murky. Are we still exercising freedom of thought when our personal data is combined with facial recognition technology and used to predict our behaviour or influence our decisions?

How will 'predictive policing' affect freedom of movement and expression? What will happen when we can use algorithms to construct videos to show that anything has happened, regardless of whether it has or not? How are people who belong to minority groups affected by digital technology designed and regulated by majority groups from the global north? How is gender, ethnicity and age used to differentiate, discriminate, exclude and marginalise participation in digital spaces? Can governments effectively regulate tech companies that only seem to operate to maximise shareholder value?

Join us for a lively discussion with Dunja Mijatović (Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe), Nani Jansen Reventlow (Digital Freedom Fund), and Samantha Bradshaw (University of Oxford), chaired by Başak Çalı (Hertie School of Governance) on technology and the next frontier in human rights, and how to ensure that our digital society is inclusive and equipped to deal with the future challenges of technology.

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