National Artificial Intelligence Strategies and Human Rights: A Review

by Maria Bianca Armiento

Human rights need protection from any violations and are core to the developing of government policies, including artificial intelligence strategies.

The document National Artificial Intelligence Strategies and Human Rights: A Review, developed by Global Partners Digital and Stanford’s Global Digital Policy Incubator, analyses how current national artificial intelligence strategies consider human rights (e.g. whether they are explicitly or implicitly mentioned or whether remedies to violations are provided).  

It also recommends that AI strategies include impact assessment on human rights, and steps to ensure their protection. At the same time, the document suggests that governments should encourage human rights-respecting practices, seek remedies for AI-related violations and hire human rights experts and stakeholders in the drafting of AI strategies.