Human Rights, Democracy and Equality in the Age of Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence. Rafael Merino Rus

Human Rights, Democracy and Equality in the Age of Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence. Rafael Merino Rus

Throughout history, we have experienced different technological transformations that have powerfully influenced the social- and economic order established at each moment. However, the digital revolution we are living today, also known as the fourth industrial revolution or 4.0 revolution, in which the technological factor is key, not only threatens to radically change these orders, but also the human species itself.

The content of this publication corresponds to a paper presented during the IV Summer Meeting of Gernika-Urdaibai “Desdemocracia, los “ismos” y el abismo. Universales ante las políticas
segregatorias”, within the framework of the XXXVIII UPV/EHU Summer Courses, held in Gernika-Lumo on the 19th and 20th of June 2019.

Rafael Merino Rus has a degree in Economics and a Master in Management of Social Entities, and has fifteen years of experience in social action projects, research, public advocacy and awareness raising. He began his professional career at the Andalusian NGDO Coordination and, since 2011, he has been in charge of projects at the Fernando Pombo Foundation.


Los Derechos Digitales, Susie Alegre

1.- Introducción
2.- ¿Qué es la Inteligencia Artificial y qué son los Algoritmos?

¿Qué es la Inteligencia Artificial?
¿Qué Son Los Algoritmos?

3.- ¿Cómo están afectando la Inteligencia Artificial y Los Algoritmos a nuestras vidas?

Posibles amenazas para la Democracia y la Soberanía de los pueblos
Desafíos en materia de Derechos Humanos y Desigualdad
Peligros de una visión encapsulada y dirigida de la realidad

4.- ¿Qué estamos haciendo para no perder el control sobre la Inteligencia Artificial y los Algoritmos?

Conclusiones: Principios para construir un mundo mejor con la ayuda de la Inteligencia Artificial y los Algoritmos


The publication of this document has been made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government, the UPV/EHU Summer Courses Foundation, the Gernika-Lumo Town Hall and the Gernika Gogoratuz Peace Research Association.

Director of the Red Gernika collection: María Oianguren Idigoras.
Editorial coordination: Mercedes Esteban and Blanca Pérez Fraile.
Cover design and illustration: goikipedia.
Layout: eMeriel.
Translation from English of the prologue: Bakun, S. L.
Rafael Merino Rus, 2020 © Gernika Gogoratuz Peace Research Association, 2020


January 2021


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