Centre for Internet & Society

Article 19 had put out a call for applications for its Internet of Rights Fellowship in February 2017. Vidushi has been selected to be part of the 2017-2018 cohort.

This fellowship aims to "facilitate stronger considerations for human rights within Internet governance processes and to shape the human rights agenda for the Internet". As a Fellow, Vidushi will be primarily working on AI and ethics. The IEEE is developing a document on "Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems". The development process includes various committees, my work will focus on:

  1. General Principles Committee: This Committee is currently deliberating on how to ensure that AI/AS can be designed and operated to respect human rights, and how to make AI/AS transparent, and accountable.
  2. Law Committee: Working on the aspects of legal accountability and transparency, closely connected to ethics.
  3. EPIC AI/AS Committee (new): Working on adoption of AI/AS in public services, and focussing on ethical principles guiding such adoption.

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