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A Thematic Session on artificial intelligence and criminal law responsibility took place in the Council of Europe on 28 November 2018

Strasbourg 28/11/2018
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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 technological progress and the protection of our fundamental values.

The Thematic Session on artificial intelligence and criminal law responsibility focused on the importance of a meaningful approach in legal systems across Europe to deal with this challenge.

The session aimed at the comparison and understanding of the different criminal legislations set out by the member States, and to highlighting and comparing the issues of automated driving at a domestic and international level. It also tried to give an answer to the following questions: What happens in case of an accident across the border? Who will be responsible if there is no driver? Why Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA), digital evidence as well as common supranational approach are needed in case of automated driving?

Criminal Law Division, Action against Crime Department, is responsible for organising this meeting. International specialists and experts in the AI area took part in the session.

Programme

Concept Paper


At a glance

Set up in 1958, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) was entrusted by the Committee of Ministers the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the Council of Europe’s activities in the field of crime prevention and crime control. The CDPC meets at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France).

The CDPC identifies priorities for intergovernmental legal co-operation, makes proposals to the Committee of Ministers on activities in the fields of criminal law and procedure, criminology and penology, and implements these activities.

The CDPC elaborates conventions, recommendations and reports. It organises criminological research conferences and criminological colloquia, conferences of directors of prison administration.

Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Law

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 technological progress and the protection of our fundamental values.

  • 1st meeting of the Working Group of Experts, 27 March 2019

Working paper
Working paper II
Agenda
Work plan
Report of the meeting and the list of experts
Questionnaire sent to all CDPC Delegations

  • Thematic Session, 28 November 2018

The Thematic Session on artificial intelligence and criminal law responsibility focused on the importance of a meaningful approach in legal systems across Europe to deal with this challenge.

Programme
Concept Paper
Final remarks

 

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