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Hi, this is Paula. Concerns voiced by leaders in the tech industry over the effects that artificial intelligence may have on the future of humanity are being echoed by human rights groups, including the UN high commissioner for human rights.

They worry about their shortage of capacity and funding to counterbalance the influence of tech giants on lawmakers. A photo exhibit in Geneva meanwhile seeks to draw attention to the consequences of unharnessed technological developments and possibly make users more responsible.

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Paula Dupraz-Dobias


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Work by Luísa Tormenta, a master's student at ÉCAL, the Cantonal Art School in Lausanne, entitled Can I hear from you?, exhibited at the Centre de la Photographie Genève, 23 May 2023. (Geneva Solutions/Paula Dupraz-Dobias)

One by one, the original designers of artificial intelligence (AI) have come out in recent weeks to warn about the technologies that may autonomously create everything from complex texts to fake images of real people or of fake people appearing real. Disinformation and the snowballing damaging effects of the use of that technology on society were on most of their lips.

Meanwhile, concerns over insufficient regulations on data privacy, which may be abused by companies and governments to track and control individuals and undermine human rights, have also made headlines. Human rights defenders are also speaking out, stressing that in the face of the threat, there is a dire lack of independent experts to monitor and expose abuses, as well as advocate for guardrails.

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