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admin / December 3, 2017

What technology really means for human rights

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Imagine if we made a concerted effort to direct that inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit at making the world freer?

Exponential technologies – like artificial intelligence, robotics, the Blockchain – have applications to human rights advocacy that we have yet to dream up.

Take Roya Mahboob, the tech CEO from Afghanistan who has devoted herself to teaching girls computer science.

She is one of the first to adopt cryptocurrency in her fundraising, making her advocacy more transparent and allowing the women she works with to gain independence in patriarchal societies.

She is on the forefront of change because she’s taking advantage of tech’s future – and serves as a good example for other activists and their supporters.

Read more in The Memo.