Council of Europe and Artificial Intelligence
19 janv. 2023
Webinar “AI and Environment: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable development”Strasbourg, France 19/01/2023
AI is improving the ways we live, work and solve problems. It can also help us fight climate...
8 janv. 2023
Webinar: Managing AI risks: national and International initiativesStrasbourg 08/01/2023
AI offers tremendous benefits and also presents real risks such as bias and discrimination, with...
15 nov. 2022
The impact of the blockchains for Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of LawStrasbourg 15/11/2022
The impact of the blockchains for Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law” is the title of a...
24 oct. 2022
Meeting of the Globalpolicy.AIStrasbourg 24/10/2022
On 21 October 2022 the Digital Development Unit of the Council of Europe co-organised a meeting...
20 sept. 2022
2nd plenary meeting of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI)Strasbourg 20/09/2022
The Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) of the Council of Europe will hold its 2nd plenary...
Artificial intelligence and human rights
Artificial Intelligence (AI) raises important and urgent issues. AI is already with us – changing the information that we receive, the choices that we make and the ways in which our societies function. In the coming years it will play an even greater role in how governments and public institutions operate, and in how citizens interact and participate in the democratic process.
AI presents both benefits and risks. It is the role of the Council of Europe to ensure that human rights, democracy and the rule of law are protected and promoted in the digital environment. So, we need to ensure that AI is used to promote and protects our standards. I look forward to the outcome of the work of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI), mandated by the Committee of Ministers to elaborate a [framework] Convention on the development, design and application of artificial intelligence, based on the Council of Europe’s standards and that is conducive to innovation.
This will be complemented by sector-specific work throughout our Organisation.
The Council of Europe has on many occasions demonstrated its ability to pioneer new standards, which have then become global benchmarks. We will address AI in this tradition, in a multistakeholder approach with other international organisations, civil society, business and academia.
Marija Pejčinović Burić
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Committee of Ministers
- Reply to the Recommendation n°2102(2017) of the Parliamentary Assembly about Technological convergence, artificial intelligence and human rights (Doc. 14432)
- Declaration Decl(13/02/2019)1 on the manipulative capabilities of algorithmic processes
- Recommendation CM/Rec(2020)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems
Commissioner for Human Rights
- Comment on the human rights issues at stake in AI development and use (July 2018)
- Speech at the Helsinki High Level Conference "AI: governing the game changer" (26 February 2019)
- Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights "Unboxing artificial intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights"
- Commissioner's thematic work on AI