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Trust in Tech: Navigating Emerging Technologies and Human Rights in a Connected World

Panel discussion at WSIS

Panel discussion at WSIS+20

(Originally published on the ITU website)

In our rapidly evolving digital landscape, emerging technologies are shaping our world in profound ways, offering immense opportunities for progress, but also presenting complex challenges. Moreover, technical standards play a foundational role in ensuring the interoperability, compatibility, and security of emerging technologies. As we embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence, it becomes increasingly crucial to ensure that these advancements uphold human rights and foster trust among users.

This high-level dialogue aims to foster a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the intersection of technology and human rights and underscores the importance of multi-stakeholder approaches. By establishing common frameworks, standards facilitate seamless communication and interaction among devices and systems, enabling the widespread adoption and integration of emerging technologies. Therefore, a rights-based approach to technical standard-setting is essential to safeguarding human rights and promoting trust in the adoption and deployment of emerging technologies.

Let’s learn how stakeholders can build trust by working together to translate human rights into technical terms and embed human rights into technical standards.

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