THE SHADOW SIDE OF TECHNOLOGY
While technological advances are often hugely beneficial, they may pose a significant danger to individual rights, such as:
Algorithmic discrimination in providing access to public services, advertising, and the judicial system, and even on the Labor Market
Critical software decision making and the exacerbating of ethical dilemmas, such as autonomous vehicle
"there is now a critical need for clearer guidance about what should be expected on human rights from private companies as they develop and deploy digital technologies."
(UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel
on Digital Cooperation 2019)
One track at Davos this year centers on the responsible use of technology. The Fourth Industrial Revolution to benefit a wider group of stakeholders, and not just the usual few, it must be grounded in a debate around the use of technology ... Technology must respect and enhance human rights.
JIM HAGEMANN SMABE
20 JAN 2020