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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.



O.P. Jindal Global University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 9


" Hierarchical reform is enabled through the stubborn advocacy of a few, till they are joined by the voices of the multitude. I am thrilled to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship Cohort of 2021, as it recognizes and connects other motivated youth in a concerted effort to harness their ability to enforce change. Through the Fellowship, I am excited to collaborate and learn from global leaders as I work towards enhancing legal awareness and initiating discourse on legal reform in the arena of artificial intelligence and human rights law as we combat the emerging ramifications of an increasingly technology-centric world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project AIHR: The Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Project

The project on artificial intelligence and human rights aims to facilitate research, leadership, and student curiosity in the field and to emerge at the forefront for spearheading student involvement in regulation. The focus of the project will be to contribute and lead the ongoing debate on the emerging gaps in the legal framework. With the idea of initiating information dissemination through webinars, it will lead the student cohort into innovative, inventive discussions surrounding the legal, ethical, philosophical complexities that surround the ever-increasing intersection of artificial intelligence and society. The Project shall offer a host of experiences that shall contribute towards networking initiatives and increasing the knowledge available to the members. Further, it shall work towards capacity building in the varied specializations within artificial intelligence and human rights discourse and inspire students of JGU to contribute to the field collectively and effectively.
The field poses immense challenges for human rights violations especially considering the pandemic and the development of deep fakes, humanoid robots, and criminal investigation through AI. It will also explore the possibility of legal personhood for AI and the implications of rights for the same. It will also initiate discussion surrounding the philosophical approach to artificial intelligence and aims to analyze the implications of artificial intelligence and its ethics through the lens of various philosophical theories that aim to understand and develop an ethical framework based on an understanding of the system and the level of interplay with sentience. It aims to provide students the opportunity to interact with stalwarts of the field and gain exposure as an emerging field of regulation.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nimisha Noronha is a law student at Jindal Global Law School, India. Driven by a commitment to affect social change, she strives to work in the field of Human Rights Law. This passion has fueled her involvement and advocacy research in multiple projects involving the intersectionality of human rights with artificial intelligence, environmentalism, feminist and minority rights, and more. Recognizing the levels of grassroot involvement and the potential of the legal field to transform ideas of social justice and action, she strives to contribute to its reform so as to harness its immense potential to be the driving force for cohesive sustainable development.

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