Ethics in AI Lunchtime Research Seminars - Humanitarian AI

Daphne Richemond Barak

Ethics in AI Lunchtime Research Seminar, Wednesday 28th February @ 12:30pm (GMT) with Dr Daphné Richemond-Barak (Reichman University)

Abstract: While militaries around the world race to develop applications of emerging technologies—such as artificial intelligence, autonomy, and blockchain—these applications generally seek to improve intelligence capabilities, the effectiveness of various forms of attack, force protection, or perhaps logistical functions that support operating forces involved in combat. In government and military decisions regarding how to use emerging technologies, where is civilian protection? In this talk, I will show how AI can be channeled to uphold humanitarian values in and towards the end of conflict by protecting vulnerable populations, mitigating civilian harm, and setting conditions for a lasting peace.

We will run each seminar in a hybrid format, allowing audiences to join in-person or online. Please register via the link below to reserve your space. 

Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak is currently serving as Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. She is Assistant Professor in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University, where she heads the International Program in Government. She also serves as Senior Researcher and Head of the International Law Desk at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), as an Adjunct Scholar at the Modern War Institute at West Point, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Law and Land Warfare. 

Her research focuses on novel or otherwise noteworthy developments on the contemporary battlefield, from the deployment of intelligent defense systems to the rise and return of foreign fighters, artificial intelligence, and tunnel warfare. Her approach is deeply grounded in multi-disciplinary research, at the intersection of international relations, international law, policy, and security studies. 

Her monograph, Underground Warfare, has been published by Oxford University Press, and she is the author of Rosenne's The World Court: What It Is and How It Works published by Brill in 2021.