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Human Rights, Digital Inequalities, and Social Consequences of AI

ASG 2023-2024

The past century has witnessed technological advancements ranging from heavy machinery to computers to AI and Internet of Things. These developments have brought considerable innovation to humanity, but also pose significant threats to human rights.

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This ASG focuses on digital innovations by exploring the linkages between digital innovation and emergent digital inequalities in relation to human rights. While the world remains deeply divided between poor and wealthy, we argue that digital inequalities impact human rights in all walks of life, although the
consequences are more severe for the poor. The persistence of such inequalities creates new venues for investigating how human rights are realized in protecting the marginalized and the protections aimed at promoting equality in the age of advanced AI.