Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI), from its uses in society to its implications on human rights, is important to discuss in the digital rights movement today. This page curates and highlights content and resources on AI in the Asia-Pacific. With this page, the Coconet community aims to increase awareness among citizens and help fellow activists and digital rights advocates understand and incorporate AI into their campaigns and events.

Blog Posts on AI

We are going to take a closer look on what can happen when AI is weaponised and used against civil and political rights (CPR) such as the right to life and self-determination, as well as individual freedoms of expression, religion, association, assembly, and so on....

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a topic that digital rights activists in the region are concerned about, but have little understanding of. At the moment, civil society has more questions than answers to the human rights implications of machine learning and massive amounts of data collected to train the machines....

Despite the rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) in our everyday life and communications, it is still little understood by much of civil society in Southeast Asia. What exactly is AI? And what are its current applications in the region? How do we relate these new technologies with risks of human rights violations? And what are the possible advocacy strategies?...

EngageMedia and Dr. Jun-E Tan, an independent researcher based in Malaysia, collaborated to produce a country mapping of AI initiatives for those who want to deepen their knowledge on AI and the Southeast Asia context....

EngageMedia and Dr. Jun-E Tan, an independent researcher based in Malaysia, collaborated to produce an annotated bibliography for those who want to deepen their knowledge on AI and the Southeast Asia context....