Conceptualizing Socio-Economic Rights in the Discussion on Artificial Intelligence

4 Pages Posted: 1 May 2020

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Jedrzej Niklas

Cardiff University - School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Date Written: April 26, 2019

Abstract

This paper explores relations between automated systems and A.I. used in the welfare area and economic and social rights (e.g. right to health, right to work, right to social care). To that date, a number of media reports and academic analyses warn that such technologies hamper access to crucial public services and consequently harm the vulnerable population. This paper will argue that existing theory and practice of socio-economic rights (principles, concepts, and methodologies) can address those problems and be used in assessing automated systems and in leveraging human rights in the development, design, or management of welfare technologies. Socio-economic rights may also serve as practical guidelines for developers and decisions makers as well as empower civil society groups and communities affected negatively by those systems.

Keywords: Welfare State; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Artificial Intelligence; Automated Systems, Public Administration; Participation; Human Rights

Suggested Citation

Niklas, Jędrzej, Conceptualizing Socio-Economic Rights in the Discussion on Artificial Intelligence (April 26, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3569780 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3569780

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