Center for Responsible Business

Microsoft Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights

The Human Rights and Business Initiative at Berkeley-Haas is pleased to partner with the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center to convene its Annual Conference on Technology, Business and Human Rights. In line with its 2020 Vision for Human Rights, Microsoft seeks to demonstrate leadership in business and human rights, frame the debate about technology and human rights, and catalyze action by other companies— in the technology sector and beyond.

2017 Conference

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: The Human Rights Dimension for Business

The 2017 conference was a full- day event of engaging dialogue held on February 23rd at the UC Berkeley Campus. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, corporate practitioners as well as human rights and AI experts from academia, civil society, and government explored questions such as: What are the human rights implications of big data, algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence? How can big data and AI help create practical solutions to human rights challenges? How should companies develop and use big data and AI responsibly?

You can see the full conference schedule here


Human Rights and Business Initiative at the Center for Responsible Business

The Center for Responsible Business develops leaders who redefine business for a sustainable future. We connect students, businesses, and faculty to mobilize the positive potential of business to create a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society. Our Human Rights and Business Initiative seeks to embed human rights in management education and business through teaching, research and collaboration.

The Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center

Microsoft's Technology and Human Rights Center works to ensure that Microsoft meets its commitment to respect human rights and works to advance public understanding of the human rights impact of information and communications technology.

Photos from the 2017 Microsoft Conference on February 23, 2017.