Centre for Internet & Society

The Mother and Child Tracking System - understanding data trail in the Indian healthcare systems

by Ambika Tandon

On October 17th 2019, the UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, released his thematic report on digital technology, social protection and human rights. Understanding the impact of technology on the provision of social protection – and, by extent, its impact on people in vulnerable situations – has been part of the work the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and Privacy International (PI) have been doing.

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Farming the Future: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the agricultural sector in India

by Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Siddharth Sonkar and Pranav M B

This case study was published as a chapter in the joint UNESCAP-Google publication titled Artificial Intelligence in Public Service Delivery. The chapter in its final form would not have been possible without the efforts and very useful interventions by our colleagues at Digital Asia Hub,Google, and UNESCAP.

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We need a better AI vision

by Arindrajit Basu

Artificial intelligence conjures up a wondrous world of autonomous processes but dystopia is inevitable unless rights and privacy are protected.

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AI for Good

by Shweta Mohandas and Saumyaa Naidu

CIS organised a workshop titled ‘AI for Good’ at the Unbox Festival in Bangalore from 15th to 17th February, 2019. The workshop was led by Shweta Mohandas and Saumyaa Naidu. In the hour long workshop, the participants were asked to imagine an AI based product to bring forward the idea of ‘AI for social good’.

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Designing a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN’s Policy Development Processes

by Collin Kure, Akriti Bopanna and Austin Ruckstuhl

As co-chairs of Cross Community Working Party on Human Rights (CCWP-HR) at International Corporation of Names and Numbers (ICANN), Akriti Bopanna and Collin Kurre executed a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN's processes. It was the first time such an experiment was conducted, and unique because of being a multi-stakeholder attempt.

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AI: Full Spectrum Regulatory Challenge Launch Workshop [Reference Files]

by Pranav M B

These are the files released at the AI Full Spectrum Regulatory Challenge Launch Event, organised by CIS, and CCG-NLUD on September 27 2019. At the event, Sunil Abraham discussed the draft policy brief linked below, which is an output of the Regulatory Practices Lab at CIS.

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Setting International Norms of Cyber Conflict is Hard, But that Doesn't Mean that We Should Stop Trying

by Arindrajit Basu and Karan Saini

Last month, cyber-defense analyst and geostrategist Pukhraj Singh penned a stinging epitaph, published by MWI, for global norms-formulation processes that are attempting to foster cyber stability and regulate cyber conflict—specifically, the Tallinn Manual.

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Comparison of the Manila Principles to Draft of The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines(Amendment) Rules], 2018

by Akriti Bopanna and Gayatri Puthran

This paper looks at the Manila Principles intermediary liability framework in comparison to the amended draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment)] Rules, 2018 introduced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in December, 2018.

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Examining the Constitutionality of the Ban on Broadcast of News by Private FM and Community Radio Stations

by Gurshabad Grover, Torsha Sarkar, Rajashri Seal and Neil Trivedi

Gurshabad Grover and Torsha Sarkar along with Rajashri Seal and Neil Trivedi co-authored a paper that examined the constitutionality of the government prohibition on the broadcast of news against private and community FM channels.

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