Friday, April 5, 2019

AI in the Sky Aids Feet on the Ground

In a traditional human rights investigation, researchers travel to a region, conduct interviews, visit crime scenes, examine court records, and collect hospital or autopsy records. While that painstaking approach still constitutes a major part of Human Rights Watch’s work, the U.S.-based nonprofit is also exploring new technological methods — including AI — for its investigations, said Fred Abrahams, an associate director.