AI and Equality

AI & Equality

< Human Rights Toolbox >

Our community provides space and tools for thinking and making. We work for a human rights-based approach to AI that centers equity & inclusion at the core of the code.

Real world inequalities are reproduced within algorithms and flow back into the real world.

It’s a common belief in the engineering and data science community that data presents neutrality and truth. This is a myth: Data is both relative and contextual. Without context and purpose data is just a set of numbers without meaning.   

Using a human rights based approach, we work to create an environment where technologists, policy makers, and citizens share a common vocabulary, unlocking informed debates about their visions for data and policy with purpose. 

 

AI & Equality advocates for a human rights-based framework for the creation, deployment and audit of the AI life cycle.

Our goal is to work with an awareness of the public good, creating technology aware of and in line with human rights rather than one that creates unexamined and invisible harms.

We believe that a human-rights based approach can inspire and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers to work in transdisciplinary collaboration with social scientists and those who will be impacted by the technology.

What we do

The Toolbox is a source of multi-disciplinary insights with a critical analysis methodology.

We believe in the responsibility of technology creators to prioritize the human rights principles. The AI & Equality Toolbox is a platform for education, action, and encounter, aiming to create an environment where technologists, policy makers, and citizens can share a common vocabulary, unlocking informed debates about their visions for data with purpose. 

 

→ An open community dedicated to providing the space to meet and collaborate with other like-minded humans from around the world.

Interactive online course available in the community page and with the Sorbonne Education Platform, with free access for all.

Workshops offered to multi-disciplinary cohorts of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, AI practitioners, and early stage Data Scientists in the field.

Introductory Jupyter Notebook.

Library of new and curated resources for learnings about foundational and contemporary Human Rights & AI work.

Join our community

We are committed to advancing human rights-based approaches in AI & encourage anyone interested in learning more from a global perspective to explore and contribute to our community!

Connect to our Monthly Reading Group (short papers, snappy conversations)

Share your opinion on our Topic of the Month

Hang out during Coding Office Hours

Pose follow-up questions after interacting with the Toolbox

Get invited to upcoming community events