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AI & Equality - Human Rights Toolbox

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 Maison de la paix, Room P1-850.

This workshop is jointly organized by the Executive Education and the Tech Hub.

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In today's digital landscape, real-world inequalities often find their way into algorithms, perpetuating societal biases and injustices. Contrary to popular belief, data is not inherently neutral or truthful; it is shaped by context and purpose. Without careful consideration, data can reinforce existing disparities rather than mitigate them. Join us for this event where Caitlin Kraft-Buchman and Sofia Kypraiou will present the AI & Equality Toolbox which offers a wealth of multi-disciplinary insights and critical analysis methodologies.


What AI and Equality does:

We believe in the responsibility of technology creators to prioritize the human rights principles. The AI & Equality Toolbox is a platform for education, action, and encounter, aiming to create an environment where technologists, policy makers, and citizens can share a common vocabulary, unlocking informed debates about their visions for data with purpose.


Shimona Mohan, alumna and a young professional working around policy considerations at the nexuses of gender, security and technology will be joining the discussion.


Short bio:

Shimona Mohan is an Associate Researcher on Gender & Disarmament and Security & Technology at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva. She is also one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2024.

Shimona’s areas of focus include the multifarious intersections of security, emerging technologies (in particular AI and cybersecurity), gender and disarmament. She has published across and beyond her areas of focus and presented her research at various platforms. Some of these include the UN General Assembly in New York, UNESCO in Nepal, the Ministry of Defence of India, the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India, the Department of Defense of the US, the Responsible AI in the Military (REAIM) Summit in the Netherlands, NDTV (a prime-time national news channel in India), and academic as well as Track 1.5 defence conferences in Sweden, Denmark, Singapore and Germany.

Shimona’s previous work includes stints at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Think20 under India’s G20 presidency in 2023, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Ministry of External Affairs as well as NITI Aayog under the Government of India.

Shimona holds a Master in International Affairs from the Geneva Graduate Institute in Switzerland; a Bachelor degree (with honours) in Political Science from Miranda House at the University of Delhi; a certificate in Technology Law and Policy from the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi (NLUD); and a certification in Armament and Disarmament from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Alva Myrdal Centre at the Uppsala University in Sweden. She speaks English and Hindi fluently, and French and Korean at intermediate levels.




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