Artificial intelligence and human rights
The use and abuse of AI and automated decision-making can not only facilitate human rights violations and exacerbate existing societal power imbalances, but also open new risks, disproportionately affecting marginalized people and communities. AI design, development, and deployment must respect human rights. We urge governments and companies to follow binding, enforceable legal frameworks rooted in human rights law and principles, not voluntary or self-regulatory ethics-based approaches.
Bodily harms: how AI and biometrics curtail human rights
This report explores how AI is driving the adoption of ableist technologies that marginalize anyone who doesn’t fit into their definition of a “normal” body.
risks of the emerging AI and biometrics tech
SPOTLIGHT: EU AI ACT
A summary of our proposed amendments to the draft EU AI Act and a timeline of our related commentary and recommendations.
The EU AI Act is supposed to protect the rights of everyone impacted by AI systems. But it ignores the systems impacting people on the move. Here are three steps policymakers can take to fix that problem.
Access Now and over 110 civil society organisations have laid out proposals to make sure the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act addresses the real-world impacts of the use of artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence and automated decision-making systems threaten our fundamental rights. Yet the EU is considering an approach to AI regulation that would substitute rights-based protections for a mere risk mitigation exercise by corporations with a vested interest in these systems. Here’s why that’s a grave mistake.
Generative AI has been all over the headlines. But what are the human rights implications? Get the facts in our generative AI FAQ.
You may have a basic understanding of what AI is. But are you familiar with the issues it raises for your fundamental rights?
On Human Rights Day of 2020, we highlight the mandate of E. Tendayi Achiume, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to fight systematic racism.
The military junta in Myanmar is rolling out China-made CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities to intensify surveillance against the people.
Most of us interact with some sort of Artificial Intelligence (AI) system several times a day, whether it’s using the predictive text function on our phones or applying a selfie
Access Now endorses the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2022, which will help combat algorithmic discrimination in defense of human rights.
Buenos Aires, Brasilia, and Uruguay are pushing for use of facial recognition systems for “public security,” seeking to authorize the invasive and harmful use of mass surveillance tools. Civil society must fight back.
Access Now revela radiografía del panorama legislativo de la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina
Access Now lanza el reporte “Radiografía Normativa: ¿Dónde, qué y cómo se está regulando la inteligencia artificial en América Latina?”
Human rights protections…with exceptions: what’s (not) in the EU’s AI Act deal
The E.U. just agreed to (not quite a) deal on the AI Act. But what’s in it? What’s missing? And what happens now?
Human Rights 75 pledges and vision on the future of human rights
Access Now welcomes this opportunity to provide relevant information to the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to inform the High Commissioner’s Vision on the Future of Human Rights in the framework of the Human Rights 75 Initiative.