Skills4Good AI Academy

Intro to AI & Human Rights

Learn how AI impacts human rights as it relates to algorithmic accountability.

Intro to AI & Human Rights

Intro to AI & Human Rights

Course 3 of 3 - Skills4Good Responsible AI Program

Led by the renowned AI Lawyer & AI Ethics expert Josephine Yam, JD, LLM, MA Phil (AI Ethics), this course delivers the following key learning outcomes:

  • Human-Centered AI Insights: A deep exploration of AI’s interplay with human rights, unraveling its immense promise and complexities
  • AI in Action: Uncover AI’s real-world AI’s impact, both its power to uplift society and its potential pitfalls
  • Interactive Learning: Engaging quizzes to comprehend further AI’s role in shaping human rights and ethics

Course Outline

Course 3 of 3

Explore the complex relationship between AI, human rights, privacy, and AI accountability. Examine AI's real-world impact on human rights in business and society, and gain practical knowledge on how to develop and use Responsible AI applications.

  • Lesson 1: AI Impacts on Human Rights (Free Preview)
  • Lesson 2: Intro to Human Rights
  • Lesson 3: Business and Human Rights
  • Lesson 4A - Human Rights vs Ethics, Part 1
  • Lesson 4B - Human Rights vs Ethics, Part 2
  • Lesson 5: Limitations of AI
  • Lesson 6: Use Case 1, AI in HR Recruitment
  • Lesson 7: Use Case 2, AI in Healthcare
  • Lesson 8: Use Case 3, AI in Financial Services
  • Lesson 9: Use Case 4, AI in Education
  • Lesson 10: Use Case 5, AI in Government
  • Lesson 11: Responsible AI & Algorithmic Impact Assessments
  • Lesson 12: Recap of AI & Human Rights

Meet Your Instructor

Josephine Yam

Josephine Yam, J.D., LLM., MA Philosophy (AI Ethics)

AI Lawyer / AI Ethicist / Skills4Good AI’s CEO & Co-Founder

Josephine is an AI Lawyer, AI Ethicist, and Skills4Good AI’s CEO & Co-Founder.

As an AI lawyer, AI ethicist, and TEDx speaker, Josephine has received several awards and recognition, including:

  • TEDx Talk Speaker on “How To Right Algorithmic Wrongs
  • Top 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics
  • Responsible AI Institute’s Leader in Responsible AI
  • Top 21 Asian Entrepreneurs Shaking Up Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award
  • Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World (London, UK)
  • One of Canada’s Most Successful Immigrants - featured in the Ontario, Canada Government-sponsored “Making It in Canada” TV documentary series aired internationally in over 50 countries.

Josephine graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program. She obtained her Master of Arts in Philosophy degree specializing in AI Ethics at the University of Guelph. Her AI Ethics graduate degree strategically complements her Master of Laws degree at the University of Calgary. Josephine also pursued advanced legal education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto. She also received the Award of Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion from the University of British Columbia. She’s been admitted to practice law in New York (USA), Alberta (Canada), Ontario (Canada), and the Philippines.

Today, she serves on the Standards Council of Canada Mirror Committee ISO/EC on Artificial Intelligence. She is also an AI Policy Expert Specialist with the Washington DC-based Center for AI & Digital Policy. She has co-authored two international peer-reviewed journal articles on AI & mental health and AI & HR recruitment.

As a woman, a person of color, and an immigrant entrepreneur, Josephine passionately advocates for equity, diversity, and inclusion in AI to create a human-centered AI world.

Watch Josephine Yam’s TEDx Talk

“How To Right Algorithmic Wrongs”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Responsible AI Program designed for?

It was created for professionals who currently use big data and AI systems in their daily work, or will do so in the near future. The Program covers the technical, ethical, legal and societal impacts of AI development. This program provides a foundational understanding as to what constitutes Responsible AI including baseline awareness of risks and limitations associated with AI systems. It will enable individuals to operationalize ethical AI considerations in their daily work. This Program does not require an individual to have a computer science or technical background in order to take the courses.

Can I buy the courses individually?

Yes, you may buy an individual course if you wish to focus exclusively on a specific topic. However, we highly recommend that you purchase the 3 courses comprising the Responsible AI Program if you wish to acquire a rich, multi-disciplinary perspective of Responsible AI’s various facets. In this way, you will learn how AI uniquely impacts society from the viewpoints of technology, philosophy, ethics and law.

When will I have access to the course?

Once you enroll in the course, you’ll have immediate access.

How much time do I need?

The Responsible AI Program is comprised of 3 self-guided online courses that you can take at your own pace anytime and anywhere.

We designed the lessons in short segments so that you can take each program module in ten minutes or less. It will take about 3.5 hours to complete the Program. Each course will take about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete.

How long can I access the course?

You can access the course for 6 months from the date of your enrolment in the course. If you do not earn your course completion certificate within 6 months, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay to re-enroll for the course.

What is the refund or cancellation policy?

You can request a full refund or cancellation up to 7 calendar days after confirmation of your paid enrolment, provided you have not started any lesson in the course or Program.

After 7 days, if you have already started a lesson, you will not be entitled to any refund or cancellation from Skills4Good.

What is your copyright policy?

You can review our copyright policy through this link:

Do I receive a certificate of completion?

Yes. After you complete the course, you will automatically receive a Certificate of Completion.

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