Michelle Bachelet

    • UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

      UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

      The UN human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track people in public spaces, AP reported. Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, also said Wednesday that countries should expressly ban AI applications which don’t comply with international human rights law.

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    • UN rights chief voices alarm over reported use of powerful spyware

      UN rights chief voices alarm over reported use of powerful spyware

      UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet voiced alarm on Monday over the unveiled use of military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents, news wires reported. Bachelet’s comments came after an investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provided further evidence of the malware’s use.

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    • EP to co-host a high-level Global State of Human Rights conference

      EP to co-host a high-level Global State of Human Rights conference

      On 16 July, Parliament will co-host the first-ever Global State of Human Rights conference to discuss the state of human rights internationally, EP Press service reported on Monday. The conference will bring together MEPs, European Commissioners, Nobel Peace Prize recipients, Sakharov Prize laureates, representatives of international organisations, academia and stakeholders. They will discuss a variety of topics related to the global situation for human rights across three main panels. The conference is jointly organised by the European Parliament and the Global Campus of Human Rights.

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