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INFOGRAPHIC: Historical bias in AI systems

The example shown below is fictional but based on the types of scenarios that are known to occur in real life. AI systems are trained using data. AI systems learn patterns in the data and then make assumptions based on that data that can have real-world consequences. For example, if the training...

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Meet the Commissioner

Edward Santow

Edward Santow has been Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission since August 2016.

Ed leads the Commission’s work on technology and human rights; refugees and migration; human rights issues affecting LGBTI people; counter-terrorism and national security; freedom of expression; freedom of religion; and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT).
 
Ed’s areas of expertise include human rights, public law and discrimination law. He is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and serves on a number of boards and committees.