26 Sep 2018, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
This Side Event will bring together experts and practitioners for an important conversation about the interconnections between human rights and the emerging technologies that increasingly shape our daily lives and interactions. How can we ensure that human rights considerations are included in the design and use of new -- often disruptive -- technologies that combine elements of the digital, material and biological? How can emerging technologies be leveraged to achieve human rights objectives? And what are the limitations of the current international human rights framework in terms of accountability, transparency, and regulation of the technologies themselves as well as their impacts on human rights?