Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence: A Universal Challenge

Abstract:

As artificially intelligent systems benefit citizens around the globe, there remain many ethical questions about the intrusion of AI into every aspect of our private and professional lives. This paper raises awareness of the unprecedented challenge that governments and private industry face in managing these complex systems that include regulators, markets, and special interests. The research focuses on three primary areas: (1) how to determine whether or when various applications of AI are ethical, or whether they violate basic human rights; (2) who should make these decisions concerning the use of AI in the public and business environment, and who should be held accountable when things go wrong; and (3) how to improve the accountability frameworks and regulations essential to ensure safety and security in advancing artificially intelligent systems.


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Professor of Cyber Law and Cybersecurity, Boston University, Boston, MA
USA

Prof. Virginia Greiman is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in the fields of national cyber security and cyber law and regulation. She serves as Assistant Professor at Boston University Metropolitan College and is a member of the Boston University Law Faculty. She has also held academic appointments at Harvard University Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her teaching and research focus on megaproject strategies and governance, cyber law and international law, national security strategies, cyber warfare and surveillance, global cybercrime and enforcement, privacy law and big data, and corporate innovation and competitiveness. She served in the United States Department of Justice and as an international legal consultant for the U.S. Department of State in Eastern and Central Europe. She has served as an advisor to numerous international and national organizations including the United States Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research, the United States Agency for International Development, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the World Bank, and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Professor Greiman has held executive and advisory positions with several of the world’s largest megaprojects in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia including Boston’s $15 billion-dollar Big Dig Project, London’s Crossrail Project, India’s Megaproject Initiatives and Smart Cities Program, Taiwan and Southeast Asia National Science Parks, the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry and Development in the South China Sea.

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