This article was published by The Future Society in Policy Research, Special Projects, The AI Initiative on May 6, 2021

Digital Insights into Modern Slavery Reporting: Challenges and opportunities of machine readability

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In our Artificial Intelligence Against Modern Slavery (AIMS) project, Walk Free in collaboration with The Future Society, WikiRate, and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a paper on digital insights into modern slavery reporting, which discusses the challenges and opportunities of machine readability.

Policy ResearchSpecial ProjectsThe AI Initiative
May 6, 2021
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In our Artificial Intelligence Against Modern Slavery (AIMS) project, Walk Free in collaboration with The Future Society, WikiRate, and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a paper on digital insights into modern slavery reporting, which discusses the challenges and opportunities of machine readability in this area.

Artificial Intelligence offers a real opportunity to scale our efforts to eradicate modern slavery. One opportunity is the use of AI to ‘read’ the statements produced under mandatory reporting requirements, such as the UK and Australian Modern Slavery Acts, in order to improve transparency.

The report is co-authored by Katharine Bryant and Francisca Sassetti (Walk Free); Nyasha Weingberg, Adriana Bora, Edgar Rootalu, Karyna Bikziantieieva, Yolanda Lannquist, and Nicolas Miailhe (The Future Society); Laureen van Breen (WikiRate); and Patricia Carrier (Business and Human Rights Resource Centre).

Find the report on the Walk Free website.