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Monday, November 26 • 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Disruptive technology I: what does artificial intelligence mean for human rights due diligence

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Interpretation is provided in English, French and Spanish

Session organized by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and Article One.

Brief description of the session:
Artificial intelligence (AI) will transform how we live, interact, work, do business, and govern. The human rights benefits of these disruptions could be significant, such as improved health diagnostics, enhanced education systems, better fraud prevention, and self-driving vehicles that improve road safety.
However, evidence is mounting about potential adverse human rights impacts too. This includes new forms of discrimination arising from algorithmic bias, increased potential of surveillance using facial recognition tools, and new risks to child rights as the volume of data collected about children increases substantially.
These diverse risks and opportunities are united by three key features: the complexity of the technologies being deployed; the speed with which impacts may take hold; and the considerable uncertainty about how AI will evolve.

Session objectives:
Share the process and findings from human rights impact assessments of AI, increase awareness of how AI can enhance due diligence, and stimulate new thinking about human rights due diligence methods capable of addressing an uncertain future.

Key discussion questions:
  • Can we build tools and methods equipped to address the complexity, speed, and uncertainty of AI?
  • What due diligence should be undertaken across the AI value chain, including during the use phase?
  • What is the respective role of technology and non-technology companies?
  • How can human rights due diligence be incorporated into product design?
  • How can AI be used to improve human rights due diligence?

This roundtable discussion will take the form of a participatory dialogue (no speeches) about emerging practices, challenges, and solutions for human rights due diligence in the context of AI.

Moderator/ Introductory Remark...
avatar for Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Managing Director, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Dunstan leads BSR's human rights, inclusive economy, and women's empowerment practice areas. Dunstan's specialist fields are human rights due diligence in the technology sector and sustainability reporting and disclosure. Dunstan facilitated the multistakeholder process which led... Read More →
avatar for Faris Natour

Faris Natour

Co-Founder and Principal, Co-Founder and Principal, Article One / Director, Human Rights and Business Initiative, University of California, Berkeley
Faris Natour is an internationally recognized expert with over fifteen years of experience working at the intersection of business and human rights. As Principal of Article One, Faris advises corporate and institutional clients across sectors and regions on human rights strategy and... Read More →

avatar for Steve Crown

Steve Crown

Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft
UNGPs. HRIAs. Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights.
avatar for Olga DiPretoro

Olga DiPretoro

Program Officer, Winrock International
Olga has been designing and managing programs that address human trafficking risks and promote human rights for the past decade. Her experience includes direct work with trafficking survivors, governments, civil society and the private sector in tackling systemic issues that enable... Read More →
avatar for Eimear Farrell

Eimear Farrell

Advocate and Advisor, Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty Tech, Amnesty International
avatar for Hibah Kamal-Grayson

Hibah Kamal-Grayson

Public Policy Manager, Human Rights and Internet Governance, Google
avatar for Minwoo Kim

Minwoo Kim

Research Professor, International Human Rights Center at the GSIS, Korea University
Minwoo Kim is the Research Professor of International Human Rights Center at GSIS, Korea University and the Managing Director of Asia Business and Human Rights Center at Human Asia. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Korea University with a focus on business and... Read More →
avatar for Padmini Ranganathan

Padmini Ranganathan

Global Vice President, Products & Innovation, SAP Ariba
- Applying technology to bring transparency in supply chains, to enable socially sustainable supply chains- Real world challenges in the areas of tracking and monitoring labor rights, fair wages and inclusion in all nodes of the supply chain
avatar for Sabrina Rau

Sabrina Rau

Senior Research Officer, Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, School of Law Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
Sabrina is a Senior Research Officer in the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) project based at the University of Essex. Her work focuses primarily on rights, regulation and remedies and the role of business in the digital age. Sabrina’s current research revolves around... Read More →

Kelli Schlegel

Manager, Human Rights, Intel
Human Right and business, Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights.

Monday November 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm CET