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Initiate: Digital Rights in Society

Algorithmic decision-making holds the potential to greatly benefit society, accomplishing complex tasks efficiently and inexpensively. Algorithms can be used to help make societies more just and equitable, enabling widespread access to vital services and new conveniences. At the same time, AI tools have been critiqued for their potential to reinforce existing social and economic structures and social biases – possibly exacerbating divisions within society and power imbalances between governments, corporations, and the public, particularly across the Global South-North divide. The Initiate: Digital Rights in Society process outlines and examines the most important areas of convergence and divergence between the communities of the Global South and North in their experience of and regulatory approaches surrounding algorithmic governance. Its intended audience is not limited to policymakers – South and North, and at the international level – but critically includes academic researchers, advocates, technologists, and the broader public. Its central work involves informing and advocating for an international digital rights framework the prioritizes the interests of civil society, particularly across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Initiate: Digital Rights in Society

Incubated by the Paris Peace Forum and strengthened by its convening power and global network, Initiate: Digital Rights in Society hosts a 21-member working group composed of experts, advocates, and policymakers from across the Global South. Over the second half of 2021, this working group is examining the major regulatory challenges and public policy approaches related to AI and algorithmic platforms, culminating with a report to be delivered to civil society and policymaking stakeholders. The working group’s output will also determine the forward course of Initiate: Digital Rights in Society’s programming and planning for a formal multi-stakeholder initiative to inform and clarify an international digital rights framework. This on-going discussion and consultation will examine possible pathways toward a Digital Bill of Rights, enabling a truly global policy dialogue.

HUMAN IN THE LOOP: Societal Dilemmas in an AI-Embedded World

A few years from now, would you put your life in the hands of artificial intelligence (AI)? The rapid dissemination of AI will present us will increasingly challenging technology-related dilemmas in our everyday lives.

To great public effect, MIT’s Moral Machine experiment assessed how machines should make moral decisions. As a joint project of Initiate: Digital Rights in Society, ARTificial Mind, and the Paris Peace Forum, Human in the Loop takes this type of experience a step further. It offers an immersive artistic simulation of the societal and policy challenges presented by living with AI.

Human in the Loop is an experimental online platform that enables visitors to explore such societal challenges through a “hands-on” immersive experience spread over eight interactive levels. It features a series of challenging cases and poses choices that help you to imagine a world infused with AI.

Its eight levels engage topics in health, education, relationships and sex, personal finance, law enforcement and jurisprudence, international security, economic development, and resource challenges compounded by global warming.

Interact with the Human in the Loop demo, which includes one of eight interactive levels, and see if you’re ready for the future.

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