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Thursday, June 13 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Enhancing Human Rights Due Diligence with Futures Methodology

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AI is advancing rapidly, thanks to ever-more-powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data, and increasingly sophisticated algorithms. Due to these fast-paced and unpredictable innovations in technology, conducting human rights due diligence to predict, assess, and mitigate these risks can be particularly challenging. This workshop proposes to expand and enhance human rights due diligence methodology to more effectively address the uncertain impacts of new and disruptive technology and improve the quality of human rights due diligence. The workshop will bring participants together to explore the impacts of AI and to discern potentially unanticipated human rights-related risks and opportunities. The workshops will consider a set of “seeds of the future”—statements that describe a plausible future state in which a relevant AI application has reached scale (e.g., “driverless cars have become ubiquitous in large cities”). In small working groups, participants will then create “futures wheels,” diagrams similar to mind maps that identify potential first order, second order, and third order social, technological, economic, environmental, and political implications of that development. The groups will then consider possible human rights challenges and opportunities presented by these implications.

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Hannah Darnton

Manager, Human Rights and Tech, BSR
Hannah works with multinational companies to align business and human rights strategies and facilitate incorporation of sustainable practices into business operations across sectors. She focuses on the intersection of human rights and new, disruptive technology and leads the Tech... Read More →

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Dunstan Allison-Hope

Managing Director, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Dunstan leads BSR's human rights, inclusive economy, and women's empowerment practice areas. Dunstan's specialist fields are human rights due diligence in the technology sector and sustainability reporting and disclosure. Dunstan facilitated the multistakeholder process which led... Read More →
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Michaela Lee

Manager, Human Rights and Tech, BSR
Michaela is a Manager with BSR's human rights practice and advises multinational companies on ways to drive impact through human rights, sustainability, and multi-stakeholder collaboration. She specializes in tech and human rights issues with ICT companies and covers the cross-industry... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm BST
Carthage 2 (Laico)