Decolonizing AI: The Challenges, Opportunities, and the Urgency of Now


Monday, February 22, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

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 Beitz 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.


  • Sabelo Mhlambi | founder, Bantucracy; former Carr Center Fellow 

Sabelo Mhlambi is the founder of Bantucracy a public interest organization that focuses on ubuntu ethics and technology, a Technology & Human Rights Fellow at Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and a Fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society. Mhlambi's work is at the intersection of human rights, ethics, culture, and technology and emphasizes global south perspectives in AI policy. In particular, Mr Mhlambi's research examines the human rights implications of algorithmic technology on marginalized communities and proposes a new ethical framework for governing the creation and use of Artificial Intelligence in ways that maximize social progress and harmony. Mhlambi's work broadens the conversation on Ethics and AI by introducing non-western frameworks for examining the effects automated decision making technology and has been used to advise African governments on Ethical AI policy. Mr Mhlambi's work is also supplemented by more than a decade building large scale software systems, which include Natural Language Processing for African languages, open-source anti-censorship software, and content recommendation systems.

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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