Algorithmic Justice: Knowledge Sharing Session

02 Nov 2020 04.15 PM - 06.30 PM Online Alumni, Current Students, Industry Partners, Prospective Students, Public

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used for decision-making purposes both by the private and public sectors. In our research, we have focused on the use of AI for content moderation on the internet. Governments around the world and private online platforms are conscious of the need to ensure that the internet – as today’s most important medium for democratic, creative and scientific debate – remains free from objectionable content, which includes content that violates private rights, such as intellectual property and privacy, content that is misleading, deceptive and false, and content that promotes hate, racism, crimes and terrorism. However, there are many limitations and challenges associated with AI, as it is still evolving, and some of its aspects cannot be explained. As such, unless AI is designed and used for content moderation with caution, its use can be counter-productive and, in particular, threaten our freedoms, including human rights.