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Is AI a Threat to Human Rights

The possibility for a clash between Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights rises as people become more reliant on robots to enhance the effectiveness of operations and make informed decisions. Artificial Intelligence, if left unregulated, has the potential to cause inequity and even be used to actively violate human rights around the world. However, when utilized properly, AI can improve human rights, promote shared development, and help us all have a better future.

Threats and challenges related to AI:

  • Threat to employers: Undoubtedly, the use of AI boosts productivity and efficiency to extreme levels. Moreover, AI is now replacing even some higher-order tasks, such as driving or filling prescriptions. Thus, AI implementation could lead to a huge exodus of workers. Automation, on the other hand, does not always have to be a net negative for the workforce; it can often have a positive impact on it by spurring economic growth and lowering prices. As a result, this same workforce can be transitioned to new tasks that require higher-level thinking and soft skills, in this sense – interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.

By 2030, it is expected that machines would take over 47 percent of employees that are at the highest risk of automation. 

  • Threat to privacy: are another issue when it comes to AI as it collects and extrapolates huge volumes of data, including streams of data from mobile devices and other gadgets. When businesses have vast amounts of data about their existing and potential consumers, and competitors, the right to privacy of the public may be jeopardized; especially as AI advances and new ways to use personal data emerge. Additional precautions, such as data anonymization techniques or actively screening algorithms for privacy vulnerabilities, should be implemented by companies that want to prevent violating privacy.
  • Threat to job seekers: Yes, and no. For instance, if an organization gets information from public records, it should avoid making assumptions about possible candidates’ personalities and/or skills purely based on this sample information. When a human assessment is combined with AI data, it may be more accurately determined whether a candidate meets the company’s vision and goals. A good practice for companies would be to unity human consciousness with AI quick execution of tasks to guarantee a lack of potential claims of discrimination.

What’s next for AI and Human Rights?

To cover everything, businesses that seek ways to establish trust in their customers should be honest and transparent. Companies worldwide may often appeal to a bigger set of consumers and maintain their existing clients by adopting technology and being upfront about how the firm makes decisions. The implementation of AI should come along with implementing additional measures to reduce the danger of prejudice. Companies can take additional precautions to protect their users’ privacy, or their employees fear becoming unemployed.

By being aware of the potential risks to human rights, business leaders can utilize AI to improve their business, drive productivity, and increase customer interaction while avoiding some of the negative repercussions that AI may bring.