Postponed: ONLINE: Human Rights in the Age of AI: Impacts and Safeguards

April 16, 2020 | 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. | Price: Registration is free and open to the public.

Online Program. The online link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

The WFLS is pleased to co-sponsor the following event on Human Rights in the Age of AI: Impacts and Safeguards, with the American Society of International Law.


The continued development of AI promises numerous economic, social, medical, and security solutions. The use of AI technology in business, government, and civil society contexts and the possible replacement of human decision-makers raise important questions about whether current policies, practices, and methods to protect human rights are fit for the purpose. While the potential of AI is uncontested, accountability and compliance questions have been widely debated, including the human rights issues it may raise. After analyzing the jurisdictional questions of AI in the cross-border context, our panel of distinguished experts will discuss the needed safeguards to protect human rights in public and private sector uses of big data and AI.


  • Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law (Moderator)
  • Luke Dembosky, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Jennifer Brody, Legislative Manager, Access Now
  • Lucas Bento, Counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Heather West, Head of Americas Policy, Mozilla

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