Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming commonplace in every aspect of society at an accelerating rate, employed in civilian industries such as healthcare and education but also for military means. While there are several benefits to such a trend, the rise of AI does not come without challenges.
A paper was published by the Budapest Centre recently on the security risks related to the rise of AI in the context of mass atrocities. This second paper of the series aims to provide an overview of the policies and recommendations made by international and regional organizations in this realm. Building upon this, the paper concludes that the majority of the eight well-known organizations addressed in the paper do not tackle the challenges from a security perspective.
The Budapest Center for Mass Atrocities Prevention, therefore, pushes these organizations to look closer at concrete actions in the field of AI and mass atrocities they could take by articulating policies and recommendations that governments should take on this topic. The paper predominantly targets young people to introduce them to the topic of mass atrocities in relation to AI; however, academics are welcome to utilize this work for their purposes. The authors hope that the document will also contribute to the research planned by the Budapest Centre within the Initiative “Multipolar Task Force.”
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming commonplace in every aspect of society at an accelerating rate. However, the rise of AI does not come without challenges. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to raise awareness of some risks AI represents in the context of mass atrocities. The list is non-exhaustive. It includes the exploitation of sensitive data, the question of ethics, cybercrime and warfare, programmes and models run by AI. The paper is written by the team of interns in the Budapest Centre and it mainly targets young people to introduce them to the topic of mass atrocities in relation to AI; however, we also welcome academics to utilize this work for their purposes.
The authors hope that the document will also contribute to the research planned by the Budapest Centre within the Initiative “Multipolar Task Force.”
With the launch of the E-Youth Library for Mass Atrocities Prevention, the Budapest Centre wishes to offer a collection of news relevant to the subject of Responsibility to Protect.
It includes a wide variety of official documents, research and articles written by various academics, as well as reports prepared by partner organizations on situations at risk.
The library also intends to provide an insight into the activities of organizations working in the field of mass atrocities prevention.
The collection, established by interns of the Budapest Centre, is designed to familiarize young people with some key policies, activities and reflections aimed at addressing the challenges of the four mass atrocity crimes, as well as provide a comprehensive overview of such concepts and the debates surrounding them.
The E-Youth Library is a product by the youth for the youth, which will be systematically updated by the interns of the Budapest Centre in the belief that they best understand the interests and demands of the younger generation, their age-group.
The management of the Budapest Centre hopes that the E-Youth Library for MAP will enrich the knowledge and expertise of the young generation dedicated to the prevention of extreme human rights violations and engage further young people in preventing mass atrocities.
if you are young or/and are aware of the needs of the younger generation, you are invited to take part in the update and further shaping and developing of the E-Youth Library. You can find the Library Maphere
All the documents available here have been collected from the following organizations:
Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P)
European Institute of Peace
European Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (‘Genocide Network’)
European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes
Global Centre for R2P
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
First they killed my father (Cambodian Genocide) - Available on Netflix Hotel Rwanda (Rwandan Genocide) Human Flow (Documentary on the Migration Crisis) - Available on Netflix; Prime Video Schindler’s List (Shoah)- Available on Netflix The Promise (Armenian Genocide) The Pianist (Shoah)- Available on Netflix The Uncondemned (Documentary on the Rwandan Genocide - sexual violence as war crime/genocidal act) A list of selected filmography of Genocide & Crimes against Humanity provided by The International Association of Genocide Scholars https://genocidescholars.org/resources/filmography/