Brussels, January 15, 2020 (WACC). The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has released the "No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights, Civil Society and Artificial Intelligence" on how should civil society engage with the challenges and opportunities created by artificial intelligence.


The guide, which is free to download, identifies several ways in which citizen groups, NGOs, charities, foundations, media, labour unions and faith-based groups who make up civil society can be involved in "processes that are shaping the development of AI."


The guide identifies the human rights, ethical and social justice questions arising from the use of AI, such as: How do we ensure that the right to privacy is held, given the vast collections of data? Is it possible to embed human rights into the algorithms and AI tools processing data? Is it possible to "translate" human rights into computer code?


WACC's programme manager for Communication for Social Change Lorenzo Vargas hopes that civil society organizations thinking to engage with these issues will use this guide "as an introduction to some of the basic human rights, social justice, and ethical questions related to AI and AI-related technologies".


The guide can be downloaded here.