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Using Human Rights Law to Inform States' Decisions to Deploy AI

Murray, Daragh (2020) 'Using Human Rights Law to Inform States' Decisions to Deploy AI.' AJIL Unbound, 114. 158 - 162. ISSN 2398-7723

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Abstract

States are investing heavily in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and are actively incorporating AI tools across the full spectrum of their decision-making processes. However, AI tools are currently deployed without a full understanding of their impact on individuals or society, and in the absence of effective domestic or international regulatory frameworks. Although this haste to deploy is understandable given AI's significant potential, it is unsatisfactory. The inappropriate deployment of AI technologies risks litigation, public backlash, and harm to human rights. In turn, this is likely to delay or frustrate beneficial AI deployments. This essay suggests that human rights law offers a solution. It provides an organizing framework that states should draw on to guide their decisions to deploy AI (or not), and can facilitate the clear and transparent justification of those decisions.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 14:53
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 14:53
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27479

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