CAHAI-LFG holds its 4th online meeting

21/09/2021 Strasbourg

The CAHAI-LFG held its 4th online meeting 20-21 September. On the agenda of this meeting were potential elements of a future legal framework for the design, development and application of AI systems, based on the Council of Europe’s standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

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Artificial Intelligence – A New Portal to Promote Global Cooperation Launched with 8 International Organisations

14/09/2021 Strasbourg

On 14 September 2021, eight international organisations joined forces to launch a new portal promoting global co-operation on artificial intelligence (AI). The portal is a one-stop shop for data, research findings and good practices in AI policy. The objective of the portal is to help...

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Council of Europe at the 2nd AI policy Conference

09/09/2021 Zurich

The latest Council of Europe policy orientations concerning Artificial Intelligence will be presented at the 2nd AI policy conference to be held online on September 14 and 15, 2021. Director Jan Kleijssen will address the topic of AI regulation in the light of CAHAI’s work on a legal framework...

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Yannick Meneceur receives the Cercle Montesquieu 2021 Award

08/09/2021 Strasbourg

The Information Society Department is delighted to congratulate one of its members of staff, Head of the Digital Development Unit, Yannick Meneceur, on receiving the Cercle Montesquieu Prize 2021. The Cercle Montesquieu Prize is a reference in the field of legal works and has been awarded every...

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Outcome of the 5th CAHAI Plenary meeting

07/07/2021 Strasbourg

On 5-7 July the Council of Europe’s Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) met online to discuss progress in its work on the identification of the main elements of a legal framework on the design, development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) based on the Council of...

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The CAHAI-COG discusses the main findings of the CAHAI multi-stakeholder consultation at its June meeting

23/06/2021 Strasbourg

The Consultation and Outreach Group (CAHAI-COG) discussed the main findings of the CAHAI multi-stakeholder consultation in its meeting of 22-23 June 2021. The consultation was open from 30 March 2021 to 9 May 2021 and was based on a questionnaire approved at the 4th CAHAI plenary meeting....

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CAHAI International Panel on Service Robotics

Strasbourg 05/07/2021

The digitalisation of our lives brings challenges and opportunities. One of the aspects of such digitalisation is the use of artificial intelligence systems, and in particular – intelligent service robots, which sometimes augment or replace us in interactions with other humans. In certain...

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European ministers adopt priority actions to enhance journalists’ safety and address AI’s impact on freedom of expression

11/06/2021 STRASBOURG

European Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society today agreed to carry out a number of priority actions to tackle the most pressing challenges to freedom of expression, including the decline in the safety of journalists and the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and of massive...

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Tackling AI’s impact on freedom of expression and new challenges to media freedom: European ministers to discuss priority actions

09/06/2021 Strasbourg

European ministers responsible for media and information society will meet online on 10 and 11 June to discuss the ways to address the challenges to freedom of expression brought by massive digitalisation in the media and information environment – including the use of artificial intelligence (AI)...

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POLITICO AI Summit 2021

28.05.2021 Brussels

The POLITICO AI Summit will take place on 31 May 2021 and will discuss inter alia the latest developments concerning AI regulation. The work of the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) which could lead to the drafting of the first global treaty on AI will be presented by Jan...

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CAHAI-PDG holds its 5th online meeting

27/05/2021 Strasbourg

The CAHAI-PDG held its 5th meeting online on the 27 May. This Working Group on policy development is in charge of addressing the policy implications arising from the use of AI systems, in particular from the perspective of human rights, rule of law and democracy. On this occasion, the Working...

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AI&Law Webinar #10: “I’m not a robot”

21/05/2021 Strasbourg

The AI and Law webinars, co-organised by the Council of Europe and the University of Strasbourg (UMR DRES), are regular meetings open to a wide public, public decision-makers, officials from international organisations and national administrations and academics, whose aim is to measure the stakes...

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AI and Human Rights Forum - Concordia University

22/04/2021 Strasbourg

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) organizes on April 20 to 23 its annual AI and Human Rights Forum to discuss the raising questions of the impact of artificial intelligence on the rights of people around the globe and issues such as disinformation, online hate...

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Council of Europe participation in the e-conference “EU Values, Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue: Enhancing the debate”

20/04/2021 Strasbourg

From 21 to 23 April will take place the international e-conference “EU Values, Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue: Enhancing the debate”, organised by the Jean Monnet Project EuVadis. Speaking on the “Democracy and European Citizenship in the EU” session on Wednesday 21st, Mr Jan Kleijssen,...

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The CAHAI-LFG holds its 2nd online meeting

09/04/2021 Strasbourg

The CAHAI-LFG held its 2nd meeting online on the 8-9 April on potential elements of a future legal framework for the design, development and application of AI systems. On this occasion, the group has discussed the draft outcomes of the work done by the first 5 sub-working groups regarding Scope...

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11th Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF)

07/04/2021 Moscow

Mr Jan Kleijssen, Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, participated in the 11th Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF) on 7 April 2021, where he presented Council of Europe’s work in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Over three days, speakers and other RIGF 2021...

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Launch of the CAHAI Multi-stakeholder Consultation

30/03/2021 Strasbourg

After the adoption of its feasibility study in December 2020, the CAHAI is now preparing the elements of a legal framework on the design, development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) based on Council of Europe’s standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. A...

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STOA Flagship Event: Policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies

23.03.2021 Strasbourg

The Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) is organising an online event “Policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies”, on 23 March 2021 at 13:00. This online event will seek to identify which issues and challenges of AI need particular attention and ways...

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The CAHAI-PDG holds its 4th online meeting

19.03.2021 Strasbourg

The CAHAI-PDG held its 4th meeting online on the 18-19 March. This Working Group of the CAHAI is in charge of addressing the policy implications arising from the use of AI systems, in particular from the perspective of human rights, rule of law and democracy. On this occasion, the Working Group...

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Declaration by the Committee of Ministers: the use of computer-assisted or AI-enabled decision making by public authorities in the area of social services must respect human rights

17/03/2021 Strasbourg

The importance of protecting human rights, including social rights, remains all the more relevant at present, when they are put at risk from the use of computer-assisted or Artificial Intelligence-enabled decision making by public authorities in the area of social services. In a declaration...

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