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Global Future Council on Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The evolutionary gap between technical progress and human rights promotion is expanding as quickly as the emergence of new technologies, with human rights organizations struggling to keep up as upcoming technologies and novel applications are continuously redesigning the human rights landscape. There is a need for human rights organizations to invest in renewed capacity and strategic intelligence of the emerging technologies’ context to put themselves ahead of the curve and foresee the advent of potentially disruptive technologies with major human rights implications. The Global Future Council on Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will work in this direction, providing strategic intelligence and foresight around the potential of novel frontier technologies and applications on individuals’ human rights. It will also provide recommendations to technology developers and human rights actors on intervention areas and opportunities to influence the development and applications of these technologies for better human rights outcomes.

Co-chair:

Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance; Director, Center for Business and Human Rights, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA

Wafa Ben-Hassine, Manager, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Policy, Access Now, USA

Council Managers:

Berit Gleixner, Community Specialist, Civil Society, berit.gleixner@weforum.org