Carnegie Mellon University

CHRS Receives $100K Grant From Open Society Foundations

September 28, 2017

CHRS Receives $100K Grant From Open Society Foundations

By Shilo Rea

Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of human rights advocacy. Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Human Rights Science (CHRS) is uniquely positioned to explore how new technologies could be harnessed in efficient an effective ways to advance accountability, transparency and justice without jeopardizing the mandate, sustainability or safety of the practitioners and organizations involved.

To drive the discovery, ethical evaluation and responsible promotion of emerging technologies that can be used to document human rights atrocities, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning techniques, computer vision, blockchain and biosensors, Open Society Foundations has awarded CHRS $100,000.

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