Mass Incarceration and the Human Rights Implications of AI


Monday, March 15, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Join us for a conversation with Laurin Leonard, where she will discuss her and her mother, Teresa Hodge's, work on software that aims to uphold human rights and create opportunities for those living with criminal convictions, to gain self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. 

Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Seitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life.


  • Laurin Leonard | Executive Director of Mission: Launch; Co-Founder of R3 Score

Laurin Leonard is Executive Director of Mission: Launch and a Co-Founder of R3 Score. She and her mother, Teresa Hodge, started Mission: Launch as a result of their lived experience with mass incarceration. Their business and leadership development accelerator for entrepreneurs living with criminal convictions, LaunchPad, has supported the formation of worker-owned cooperatives, sole proprietorships, and limited liability corporations throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. region. This work led them to be named "Foot Soldiers of the Week" (November 9, 2015) on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show.R3 Score was birthed out of LaunchPad as Laurin and Teresa discovered the need for helping entrepreneurs navigate around a standard background check, especially when seeking financial products and services. Laurin is a graduate of Old Dominion University and The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and a proud member of various fellowships and communities.

Virtual Event Details
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live. Attendees registered for this event (link below) will receive a reminder for the livestream fifteen minutes before the event along with a link to the YouTube page where you can participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event.

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