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Council of Europe participating in the panel on Accountable AI solutions of the AI for Good Global Summit 2020

Strasbourg 02/07/2020
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Council of Europe participating in the panel on Accountable AI solutions of the AI for Good Global Summit 2020

On 2 July 2020, Jan Kleijssen, Director of the Information Society – Action against Crime, participated in an online panel on accountable AI solutions of the AI for Good Global Summit 2020.

Alongside Aimee Van Wynsberghe (TU Delft), Frits Bussemaker and Arthur Van Der Wees (Institute for accountability in the digital age – I4ADA), Jan Kleijssen drew attention to the need for a clear, proportionate and preferably binding legal framework for artificial intelligence. This legal framework should be based on existing human rights and rule of law standards , as well as on the various ethical guidelines on AI already elaborated.

A joint effort by all stakeholders (international and national public, private, civil society and academic) will be essential in order to establish such a legal instrument , which could become a cornerstone of a global framework for digital cooperation, called for by the High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation established by the Secretary General of the United Nations. At the Council of Europe, a specific body of national experts, the Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI), has been set up to work on this . In addition , within the Council of Europe sector-specific, and complementary standards are being drawn up in the fields of justice, criminal law, data protection, bio-ethics, education, culture and others.


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