2020 

Monthly summary of the most important news and happenings in the field, carefully selected by us... and our AI.  

JANUARY 

Spotlight on surveillance, autonomous weapons and climate change.

AI4P at the World Peace Conference!

FEBRUARY

Spotlight on AI strategies and ethical principles, drones, geopolitics and tech for human rights investigations, documentation and accountability. 

SPECIAL EDITION
COVID-19

Spotlight on Covid-19 and the role of the AI Community in fighting the pandemic

MARCH

Spotlight on AI regulations, democracy, security, facial recognition, ethics and safety. 

SPECIAL EDITION
COVID-19 AND PRIVACY

Spotlight on Covid-19 and contact tracing apps, surveillance, privacy, security, and health.

APRIL

Spotlight on AI in armed conflict, human rights protection, atomic AI, AI in humanitarian assistance and disaster response. 

MAY

Spotlight facial recognition in protests, “digital colonialism” in Africa, and more in AI and pandemic.

JUNE

Spotlight on drones in humanitarian work, AI climate change problem, fighting hate speech with AI, preserving indigenous knowledge with AI.

SPECIAL EDITION
DEMOCRACY,  AND AI 

Spotlight on Democracy, 

Mis/Disinformation & AI

JULY

Spotlight on digital technologies and racial inequity, techno-racism and human rights, and RightsCon - the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age.

AUGUST

Spotlight on AI crime threats, facial recognition, AI for social sector, AI for detecting hate speech, AI for All in India and more

SEPTEMBER

Spotlight on democracy in the digital world, AI and refugees, AI Ethics, AI as existential threat, Responsible Tech, and Digital Pathways for Peace

OCTOBER

Spotlight on AI for peacebuilding and violence prevention, AI for humanitarian action, AI and surveillance, democracy, social media and hate crimes

NOVEMBER

Spotlight on AI and the diffusion of power, tech and democracy, online violence incitement, and surveillance capitalism. 

SPECIAL EDITION
DEMOCRACY, FREE SPEECH AND AI

Spotlight Democracy, Freedom of Speech and Artificial Intelligence

DECEMBER

Spotlight on campaign against killer drones, AI and the death of nuclear scientist in Iran, facial recognition and surveillance of Uyghurs, EU's biometric tech