AI and the 'human' in human rights

Generative AI promises to disrupt and profoundly transform the world. For the human rights community, it raises both existential questions and urgent practical challenges.

In this series by OGR, ambiguity is the dominant tone in the emerging discussion about the effects of models like ChatGPT on human rights. Generative artificial intelligence can increase misinformation and lies online, but it can also be a formidable tool for legally exercising freedom of expression; it can protect or undermine the rights of migrants and refugees, depending on whether it is used to monitor them or detect patterns of abuse against them; and it can be useful for traditionally marginalized groups, but it also increases the risks of discrimination against communities like the LGBTQI+, whose fluid identities do not fit into the algorithmic boxes of artificial intelligences.