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"Artificial Intelligence and Digital Citizenship Initiative" at the John Jay College Center for International Human Rights (CUNY)

News from Apr 21, 2021

Prof. Momsen is a member of the ist "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Citizenship Initiative" at the John Jay College Center for International Human Rights (CUNY), New York

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Introducing the Artificial Intelligence and Digital Citizenship Initiative at the John Jay College Center for International Human Rights

The Artificial Intelligence Team at the Center for International Human Rights kicked off in the 2019-2020 academic year with a series of lectures co-sponsored with the Center for Criminal Justice Ethics on artificial intelligence in the context of policing, intelligence and security globally. Although briefly delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CIHR sponsored two key seminars in 2020 inaugurating our research focal areas for the 2020-2021 academic year:

  • A presentation by Dr. George Andreopoulos and Dr. Michelle Strah in cooperation with the Criminal Justice Reform Project by Dr. Carsten Momsen, Dr. Kristin Drenkhahn and Lisa Washington to the Law Faculty at the Freie Universität Berlin in July 2020 on Race and Policing in the United States in the context of rising white supremacist movements
  • A webinar on AI, Policing and Human Rights in the context of predictive policing in the US and Germany by Dr. Carsten Momsen and Dr. Michelle Strah in November 2020.

We are pleased to launch our online initiative on digital citizenship in the context of human rights in an era of rising ethnonationalism, XRW extremist violence and closing of the civic space in authoritarian and democratic states alike around the world. 

Our white paper published here, Towards a Concept of Digital Citizenship: AI and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is the first in a series which will continue to look at economic, civil and political rights from the perspective of new model of digital citizenship.

Capitalizing on the work we started in 2020, we look forward to expanding our digital footprint through 2021 to encompass the work of our visiting scholars, graduate research assistants on the AI team at the Center, and guest posts and collaboration with other Center scholars and researchers in allied fields. Additional white papers in the series on digital citizenship will be accompanied by shorter issue briefs as well as an online conversation series on the larger issues of artificial intelligence and human rights.   

Please visit our online initiative on Medium and interact with us there!

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