AI & Human Rights Newsletter, 14 November 2022

Some interesting stories today, with a few centred around facial recognition. The positive elements in how AI was used to find a Holocaust survivor’s child hood photos, the negative with the incredibly dystopian PimEyes. Very difficult to see how that type of search engine can be lawful, but it really highlights the need for explicit regulation.


‘Why we need human rights impact assessments for AI’, AccessNow

‘UNESCO supports the definition and development of AI competencies for teachers’, UNESCO

‘Shift Robotics Used AI to Create the ‘World’s Fastest Shoes’’, PC Mag

‘Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Rights in the Judicial Process’, Robotics & AI Law Society

‘Unpiloted military helicopter flies 134 km in simulated mission’, New Scientist

‘Israeli AI Regulation and Policy White Paper: A First Glance’, Robotics & AI Law Society

‘Keeping an ‘AI’ on your data: UK data regulator recommends lawful methods of using personal information and artificial intelligence’, DLA Piper

‘AI reunites Holocaust survivor with childhood photos’, BBC News

‘World Cup apps pose a data security and privacy nightmare’, The Register

‘Stalking fears over PimEyes facial search engine’, BBC News

‘Big Brother Watch Files Legal Complaint Against Facial Recognition “Search Engine”, PimEyes’, Big Brother Watch

Journal Articles, Book Reviews and Book Chapters*

*Disclaimer: The selected articles and chapters were not evaluated for their research methods and do not necessarily reflect the views of the AI & Human Rights Blog 

The risks of autonomous weapons: An analysis centred on the rights of persons with disabilities’, Mariana Díaz Figueroa, Anderson Henao Orozco, Jesús Martínez and Wanda Muñoz Jaime, International Review of the Red Cross 

‘The Promise and Perils of International Human Rights Law for AI Governance’, Anna Su, Law, Technology and Humans

‘Automated Justice: Issues, Benefits and Risks in the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Its Algorithms in Access to Justice and Law Enforcement’, Caroline Gans-Combe, in Ethics, Integrity and Policymaking (Springer)

‘Mirroring the bias: gender and artificial intelligence’, Ardra Manasi, Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Emily Sours and Seung Ju Lee, Gender, Technology and Development

‘The Rule of Law, Science Fiction and Fears of Artificial Intelligence’, Paul Burgess, Law, Technology and Humans

‘Drones as Techno-legal Assemblages’, Adam Smith, Law, Technology and Humans

‘Book Review: Toby Walsh (2022) Machines Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI. Collingwood: La Trobe University Press and Black Inc Books’, Nicholas Korpela, Law, Technology and Humans

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