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AI, populism and the threat to Human Rights

Visiting Research Fellow Dr Birgit Schippers talks about the threat to human rights from the growth of Artificial Intelligence on a recent show with ABC Future News.

AI, populism and the threat to Human Rights

The very notion of human rights is under threat from nationalists and populists. Yale’s Samuel Moyn argues the slide is related to a decline of liberal democracy.

But there are also risks from the growth of Artificial Intelligence. The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a new project aimed at helping to protect and promote human rights in an era of “unprecedented technological change”.

To listen to the podcast, please click here. 


Material originally appeared on the ABC Future News site.

The featured image has been used courtesy of a Creative Commons license. 

Dr Birgit Schippers
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Dr Birgit Schippers is a Senior Lecturer in Politics in St Mary's University College Belfast. She is currently a visiting Research Fellow at the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University Belfast. Birgit's research works at the intersection of critical political theory, international studies and global ethics.

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