How Frontier Tech Can Drive Human Rights

SALT
26. September 2017
Doors open at 17:00
Doors closes at 19:00
http://oiw.no/program/how-to-use-technology-to-drive-human-rights

Technology and human rights are often considered totally different subjects. In reality, technology is one of the most important tools we have to advance human rights — but it can also be a risk to our freedoms.

This panel will explore how frontier technologies like artificial intelligence, the blockchain, virtual reality, 3D printing, drones, and wearables can make a difference in the struggle for human rights.

Will frontier tech allow us to innovate like never before and empower millions of people in need around the world? Or will it grow in a way that destroys jobs and intrudes on our privacy?

Join us to discuss the how blockchain can strengthen civil liberties, how AI can supercharge journalism, and how drones and VR can help break the walls of censorship — as well as the potential dark sides of each new technology.

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