(ECNS) — 2022 China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights, themed on Science and Technology and Human Rights, was held in central China’s Wuhan and Vienna, Austria on Tuesday.

Over 100 human rights consultants from China, Austria, the UK, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Spain and different nations participated within the seminar on-line and offline, looking for options on defend human rights amid the technology period.

European and Chinese human rights consultants performed in-depth exchanges on the seminar to advertise mutual understanding and cooperation.

Heinz Fischer, former president of Austria, and president of Austria-Chinese Friendship Association, identified that, the Internet, large knowledge and synthetic intelligence (AI) are altering human life, that are additionally posing challenges to the protection of human rights.

Andreas Riecken, Austrian Ambassador to China, stated that though AI and rising applied sciences have nice potential to advertise human rights protection, they could additionally pose a severe menace to human rights; China is at the moment enjoying a pioneering function in science and technology growth, and Austria attaches nice significance to conducting exchanges and cooperation with China within the subject ofscience and technology and human rights

Christina Binder, professor of European regulation, worldwide regulation and comparative regulation at Bundeswehr University Munich and University of Vienna, highlighted that rising applied sciences are of nice significance, which helps defend the human proper to well being, the fitting to life, the fitting to training and even the fitting to vote. But it additionally brings large challenges to the protection of the fitting to privateness and proper to household life. Emerging applied sciences can solely serve the protection of human rights in the event that they adjust to worldwide human rights regulation, the professor added.

Todd Howland, chief of the Development, Economic and Social Issues department of UN Human Rights, stated that within the face of the “triple crises” of environmental air pollution, local weather change and biodiversity degradation, technology is a key instrument to advertise human financial and social growth; Technology innovation helps promote individuals’s well-being, however present its world distribution is uneven. To this finish, it’s crucial to mix scientific and technological innovation with the fitting to growth to make sure a good distribution of scientific and technological innovation and contribute to world sustainable growth.


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