AI development is not all about creating state-of-the-art tech. Yes, advanced and innovative technology is cool, but we have to see the bigger picture. We have to pay attention to the possible impact of the tech we build.
You might have seen a lot of 'AI-gone-wrong' cases, where concerns about human rights are often raised. As a result, there is a rising necessity for businesses that develop and use AI to actively engage with human rights responsibilities. We want to make sure that the products we develop bring progress and not setbacks.
"My most important recommendation is to make human rights a serious concern for your business."
Lottie Lane, an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the University of Groningen, discusses the importance of human rights responsibility for businesses developing AI in this Medium article (part 1). In the article, she lists down the most important things businesses can do to mitigate the risks of AI negatively impacting human rights.
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