Human rights have four key points of emphasis: dignity, equality, freedom, and justice.
When we look at how our world is currently constructed, we can focus on some extreme positives and some extreme negatives in these four areas. Fewer people live in poverty and food insecurity today than ever before.
At the same time, we are still dealing with human trafficking and exploitation in numbers that are estimated to be in the tens of millions.
Artificial Intelligence is one aspect of technology that has seen numerous leaps in advancement in recent years. AI gives us the ability to analyze big data more thoroughly. It could help us find the solutions needed to begin tackling the continuing challenge of global human rights.
How Could AI Contribute to Human Rights Improvements?
We all create information about ourselves every day. Some of this data is stored, making it possible for AI to analyze it for certain patterns and behaviors.
That means we could address current and emerging human rights issues with this analyzed information. AI could help us in the following ways.
#1. It could identify bullying and violent behaviors online. We could recognize, track, and address online behaviors that are potentially harmful to others. Freedom of speech can still be respected as a right while threatening behavior can be identified and addressed with greater speed.
#2. It could structure information. Potentially problematic information could be unstructured in databases. AI could put together those structures to help us identify current and future human rights risks.
#3. It could help people find new homes. The world has seen unprecedented levels of migrants and refugees in recent years. AI could analyze current data structures to help people find new homes around the world where they’d be able to start a new life.
#4. It could mobilize people toward action. People want to advocate for their rights. They just may not know how to do so. AI could show them what their most effective course of action would be.
Is AI a Fantastic Human Rights Opportunity?
Diversity is what creates a stronger world. Our different cultures, experiences, and perspectives is what defines humanity. As we generate more information, this world will continue to become a smaller place.
That means we have fantastic opportunities to defend human rights through AI applications. If we can teach AI to embrace the human side of technology, we could create a world where the protection of human rights is a reality for everyone.
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