The Tech For Freedom division is created by the Human Rights Institute for peace and freedom to study the application of technologies as tools to promote and defend human rights.
We create programs supported by digital tools such as artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, blockchain and Internet of Things to improve the public service and international justice systems.
The ethical-humanitarian facet of big data and artificial intelligence is one of the least explored, being much more common the discussion about privacy and the use of data for commercial, economic, marketing or electoral purposes.
We firmly believe these technologies can positively impact the defense, promotion and vigilance of human rights if encompassing legal and ethical guidelines.
It becomes essential to develop an ethical-humanitarian facet of digital tools, in order to place the huge volume of data available, at the service of humanity, and the dignity of each individual.