Rosa Kornfeld-Matte and Khaled Hassine

Rosa Kornfeld-Matte is the first Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons. Khaled Hassine is a Legal Officer in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from its inception.

GATSBII (Georgia Tech Service Bot with Interactive Intelligence) hands a research participant a medication bottle. Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 2011.  ©KEITH BUJAK/ GEORGIA TECH NEWS CENTER

The progressive digitalization of the world has an unprecedented impact on every sphere of our lives. Over the past 20 years, technology has permeated every aspect of modern society, and the use of digital technology, in particular, is becoming an integral part of our everyday lives. Many services and resources are now accessible only through digital means. Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will also radically transform our lives, including the concept of care of older persons.