Code 8.7: Using Computational Science and AI to End Modern Slavery

About Code 8.7

Initially a two-day conference that took place in February 2019, Code 8.7 began as a meeting to discover how computational science and artificial intelligence can be used to achieve Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Lack of data and data fragmentation recognized as major barriers in the anti-slavery movement, Code 8.7 sought to bring together various stakeholders in the battle against modern slavery to address the data issue in unique and non-traditional ways.

Post-conference, led by the Organizing Committee comprised of Delta 8.7 at United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, the Alan Turing Institute, the Computing Community Consortium, the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University and AnnieCannons, Code 8.7 has since evolved as a community that researches, develops and applies AI-powered anti-slavery strategies, directly informed by survivors. Those involved engage with practitioners to combine state-of-the-art AI with novel data streams to advance the field through cutting-edge research.

Mission Statement

Code 8.7 is a community that develops and applies AI-powered and survivor-informed anti-slavery solutions. We engage practitioners to leverage state-of-the-art AI and advance the field through cutting-edge research.

The Code 8.7 Community

Code 8.7 has two main participants and contributors:

  • Experts and researchers in AI, computational science and machine learning interested in or currently using their technological skills to address modern slavery, forced labour, human trafficking and child labour.
  • The global anti-slavery community, including survivor leaders, civil society actors and private sector actors.

Become a member:

Code 8.7 Membership

Learn more about previous and upcoming Code 8.7 events:

Code 8.7 Events