How Amnesty International Aims to Bring Technology and Human Rights Together

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Technologies will advance and take hold long before our governments and laws are ready for them. To keep up with the needs of billions of people around the world, it’s important to balance technical savvy, public governance, and innovation.

Amnesty International is one of Singularity University’s newest partners in the mission to positively impact one billion lives. I spoke to their Deputy Director of Global Issues Sherif Elsayed-Ali about the role of exponentials and the people working with or inventing the new technologies that will continue to shrink our world and give power to more members in the global community.

Elsayed-Ali says founders and inventors should engage with people working on human rights issues. He encourages everyone to “talk to them because there might be many ways in which inventions or products could be used to help others that may not be directly obvious.”

To that end, his organization is already augmenting its human rights movement through the use of virtual reality, immersive online communities, and open source personal security apps.

Source : How Amnesty International Aims to Bring Technology and Human Rights Together – Singularity HUB

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