Press: How AI and Satellite Imaging can Stamp out Modern Slavery

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  • 2020•01•22

    Following UNU-CPR’s briefing at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Dr James Cockayne was quoted in the WEF Agenda on how AI and satellite imaging could be used to detect and disrupt modern slavery.


    There are 40 million people in slavery today. SDG 8.7 is a commitment to end modern slavery, with the ambition to reduce that number by 10,000 people every day. James Cockayne, Director, Centre for Policy Research, United Nations University, is confident that we are “nowhere near” that target. Modern slavery is at the heart of efforts to transform markets and to create a cohesive and sustainable world. As Cockayne says, “We must price modern slavery risk into our market practices.”