Silicon shadows: venture capital, human rights, and the lack of due diligence

This research undertaken by Amnesty International and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre demonstrates, leading Ventrure Capital firms are largely failing in their responsibility to address risks and actual harms, including by conducting human rights due diligence, which risks enabling the irresponsible development and proliferation of generative AI technologies with harmful, and sometimes irremediable, societal consequences.

Generative AI refers to algorithmic systems that can create (or “generate”) new content–including audio, images, text, and even computer

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