High Level Conference on artificial intelligence in Helsinki

Strasbourg 11 January 2019
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High Level Conference on artificial intelligence in Helsinki

#AIFINCoE High-level conference, "Governing the Game Changer - Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law" will take place from 26 to 27 February 2019 in Helsinki. The conference is co-organised by the Finnish Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers and the Council of Europe.

With the emergence of new tools that employ artificial intelligence (AI) we are witnessing another technological revolution. It affects individuals, communities and institutions on multiple, interconnected and interdependent levels. The impacts of AI are everywhere and present opportunities as well as important challenges for the lives and futures of billions of people.

The overall aim of the Conference is to engage in a critical, open and inclusive discussion on how to address AI development to maximise benefits for society and minimise risks to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The conference will bring together high-level experts from governments, international organisations, businesses, technology, academia and research, civil society and the media. From the perspective of the Council of Europe’s core mandate and values, the debates will explore ways to ensure that emerging technologies are designed, developed and applied to create value for individuals, democratic societies and the viability of legal and institutional frameworks.

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