Internet Governance Forum: the Council of Europe presents its instruments on content regulation

04/07/2019 Paris

A delegation from the Council of Europe participated in the Digital Future Workshops, organised on 4 July 2019 in Paris as a part of the French initiative of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Dedicated to developing a forward-looking digital approach in a broad sense during a series of...

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New challenges of digitalisation discussed at the judicial seminar in Strasbourg

28/06/2019 Strasbourg

Over the past 10 years we have witnessed major global developments in the online environment that carry with them real “offline” consequences. The digital space is a powerful enabler for a more inclusive democratic discourse and participation. Free and open internet provides, among other things,...

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AI Breakfasts

27/06/2019 strasbourg

Every 3 months, in partnership with the DRES laboratory of the University of Strasbourg, the Council of Europe will organise morning meetings with an AI actor, alternately at the Council of Europe and on the University's premises. These "breakfasts" are intended to be a convivial place for...

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European Dialogue on Internet Governance in The Hague

19-20/06/2019 the hague

A Council of Europe delegation will contribute to the debates of 2019 edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) to be held in The Hague on 19 and 20 June. Organised under the theme “Co-operating in the digital age”, the event will bring together representatives of...

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AI Ecosystem in Montreal: Council of Europe study visit

12-13/06/2019 montreal

Jan Kleijssen, Director of Information Society - Action against Crime, was invited to the annual meeting of the ACT project (Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies) to present the work of the Council of Europe on the regulation of artificial intelligence. A programme of meetings with...

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Artificial intelligence and gender equality

11/06/2019 Strasbourg

As part of the Gender Mainstreaming Team meeting on Thursday, 13 June, the Gender Equality Division is hosting a presentation and discussion on the gender equality implications of artificial intelligence. The presentation will be given by Alice COUCKE, senior machine learning scientist at Snips...

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Council of Europe Director Jan Kleijssen attended 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

05/06/2019 Berlin

The 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network took place on June 3-5, 2019, in Berlin. Organised in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the forum benefited from the institutional support of the Council of Europe, European Commission,...

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Foreign Ministers: towards a legal framework for artificial intelligence

17/05/2019 Helsinki

Meeting in Helsinki on May 17th, the Foreign Ministers of the Council of Europe member States agreed to examine the feasibility and potential elements on the basis of multi-stakeholder consultations, of a legal framework for the development, design and application of artificial intelligence,...

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24th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services (CDPPS)

21-22/05/2019 cyprus

The cyberpunk novelist William Gibson once said: “Technologies are morally neutral until we apply them.” The 24th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services will discuss how new technologies influence the management of offenders in the 21st century, the positive...

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Unboxing artificial intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights

14/05/2019 strasbourg

“Ensuring that human rights are strengthened and not undermined by artificial intelligence is one of the key factors that will define the world we live in”, says Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, in a Recommendation published today. This Recommendation – entitled...

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Ethnic profiling: a persisting practice in Europe

09/05/2019 strasbourg

Racial or ethnic profiling in policing has been defined as “the use by the police, with no objective and reasonable justification, of grounds such as race, colour, languages, religion, nationality or national or ethnic origin in control, surveillance or investigation activities”.[1] Though by no...

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The Deputy Secretary General at the UNESCO High Level Conference on Artificial Intelligence

05/03/2019 PARIS

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, participated in the high-level conference organised in Paris by UNESCO, "Principles for Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Humanist Approach?”. Its participation illustrates the importance of the Council of Europe's cooperation links with UNESCO, in particular with...

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Artificial Intelligence and Democracy

26/02/2019 HELSINKI

Mrs Snežana SAMARDŽIC- MARKOVIC delivered today (26 February) a keynote speech during the High-level conference on “Governing the Game Changer – Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law”, organized by the Council of Europe and Finnish...

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Council of Europe Secretary General, Finnish Foreign Minister and French Justice Minister to open Helsinki AI Conference

26-27/02/2019 Helsinki

Council of Europe's Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini and the Minister of Justice of France Nicole Belloubet will open the High-Level Conference: “Governing the Game Changer – Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human...

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Algorithmic processes risk being used to manipulate social and political behaviours

13/02/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to tackle the risk that individuals may not be able to form their opinions and take decisions independently of automated systems, and that they may even be subjected to manipulation due to the use of advanced digital technologies, in...

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Impacts of artificial intelligence on human rights, democracy and the rule of law: Council of Europe conference in Helsinki

26-27/02/2019 Helsinki

The Council of Europe and the Finnish Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers are organising a conference in Helsinki on 26 and 27 February under the theme "Governing the Game Changer - Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of...

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Discrimination, Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Decision-Making

07/02/2019 Strasbourg

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a huge impact on our personal lives and also on our democratic society as a whole. While AI offers vast opportunities for the benefit of people, its potential to embed and perpetuate bias and discrimination remains one of the most pressing challenges deriving from...

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New Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection

30/01/2019 Strasbourg

On the occasion of Data Protection Day on 28 January, the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108) has published Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection. The guidelines aim to...

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Council of Europe adopts first European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems

04/12/2018 Strasbourg

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe has adopted the first European text setting out ethical principles relating to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems. The Charter provides a framework of principles that can guide policy...

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Thematic Session on Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Law Responsibility

28/11/2018 Strasbourg

Technological developments are rapidly evolving in the 21st century and especially in the newly developed sector of Artificial Intelligence. The Council of Europe considers the Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation as one of its priorities in order to find a fair balance between the benefits of...

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