October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Human Rights by Design

Wednesday October 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Rapid developments in artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things have the potential—and have already started—to have significant impact, both positive and negative, on human rights. The international human rights regime was designed for a very different world, and the speed, complexity, and extensive reach of these disruptive technologies present new challenges for companies wanting to meet their responsibility to respect human rights. Participants in this lively discussion will explore how to integrate human rights into the development and design of new technologies and whether new “human rights by design” approaches should be deployed.

Session Speakers

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Cynthia Wong

Senior Internet Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Dunstan Allison Hope

Dunstan Allison Hope

Managing Director, BSR

Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

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