DPP Assistant Professor Cameran Ashraf publishes a paper on the impact of artificial intelligence on freedom of religion or belief online in The International Journal of Human Rights:
Cameran Ashraf (2021) Exploring the impacts of artificial intelligence on freedom of religion or belief online, The International Journal of Human Rights,
Artificial intelligence (AI) is dramatically changing both how we live and how we imagine the future to be. Its growth has been dramatic and has caused considerable concern in human rights. Much of the concern has rightly centered on freedom of expression and privacy. However, AI’s impact is not limited to only these rights - it stands to dramatically reshape all human rights online.
Freedom of religion or belief is an essential right for building pluralistic and tolerant societies which can sustain a multiplicity of competing ideas. However, the opaqueness of artificial intelligence systems on the Internet represents a challenge to the protection and enjoyment of this and other human rights.
In his paper, Ashraf examines the impact of artificial intelligence on freedom of religion or belief online through worship, teaching, observance, and practice. The paper offers preliminary policy recommendations to encourage discussion on approaches to AI development and deployment which incorporate protections for freedom of religion or belief online.