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24 May 2018


Toronto Declaration calls for protecting the rights to equality and non-discrimination in machine learning systems

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16 May 2018

As machine learning systems advance in capability and increase in use, we must examine the positive and negative implications of these technologies. We acknowledge the potential for these technologies to be used for good and to promote human rights but also the potential to intentionally or inadvertently discriminate against individuals or groups of people...This Declaration aims to build on existing discussions, principles and papers exploring the harms arising from this technology. The significant work done in this area by many experts has helped raise awareness about and inform discussions about the discriminatory risks of machine learning systems...States and private actors should promote the development and use of these technologies to help people more easily exercise and enjoy their human rights...States and private actors should further, in relation to machine learning and artificial intelligence more broadly, promote the positive right to the enjoyment of the benefits of scientific progress and its applications as an affirmation of economic, social and cultural rights.