What If AI Were Just

AI, or artificial intelligence, is shaping our world. While AI is creating efficiencies in the way we live and work, it is also putting underrepresented, vulnerable communities at risk. What if we could make AI more just and equitable?


 “There is clearly bias against particular groups, like people with disabilities, in many AI algorithms that will affect and are affecting their lives.”

Betsy Beaumon, CEO of Benetech

Balancing Opportunities and Risk of AI in Human Rights

How might AI technology be leveraged for human rights causes while also mitigating the risks? Are resource-constrained human rights organizations able to tap into this technology, and are there particular applications where AI will create the most impact? PAI Partner, Intel – along with other distinguished voices from Arizona State University, Numina, and Benetech – explored this set of questions in a PAI convened panel at the AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference.

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  • YouTube Removes Syrian Videos Showing Atrocities

    When Youtube implemented a new algorithm to remove extremist content, they inadvertently removed thousands of videos that could be used to document atrocities in Syria. Read on the NY Times.

  • Erasing History

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