Can International Human Rights Law Survive the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

What is the impact of the rise of artificial intelligence on the fabric of international human rights law? The paper examines possible answers to this question through the lens of the major challenges and critiques posed against human rights, namely (1) its failure to address issues of inequality and the related issue of privileging of political and civil rights at the expense of economic and social rights; (2) its fixation on stigmatization instead of real mobilization; and (3) the fragility of the global rule of law and international institutions. No longer the subject matter of science fiction, artificial intelligence amplifies these challenges and yet also presents opportunities for addressing them. Undertaking this preliminary task of relating issues of international human rights with artificial intelligence puts two areas in an important dialogue in the pursuit of global justice. It also contributes to the project of how to regulate artificial intelligence.