MSI-AUT experts discuss impacts of algorithmic systems on human rights

23-24 September 2019 Strasbourg

The 4th meeting of the Committee of experts on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT) takes place in Strasbourg on 23 and 24 September 2019. The experts are finalising the draft recommendation on the human rights impacts of...

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Invitation to comment by 19 August 2019

5 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) invites comments from the public on one draft text that was prepared by one of its sub-ordinate bodies and is meant to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers in early 2020. The draft recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to...

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Foreign Ministers: towards a legal framework for artificial intelligence

17 May 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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Artificial Intelligence: Helsinki conference conclusions

27 February 2019 Helsinki

The two-day conference Governing the Game Changer – Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law was organised by the Council of Europe and the Finnish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. Key messages from the high-level and...

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Algorithmic processes risk being used to manipulate social and political behaviours

13 February 2018 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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High Level Conference on artificial intelligence in Helsinki

11 January 2019 Strasbourg

#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...

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Council of Europe work for Human Rights and AI presented at Conference “Challenging (the) Content” in Vienna

8-9 October 2018 Vienna, Austria

The conference “Challenging (the) Content – Content made in Europe in the digital economy” was organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 8-9 October 2018 in Vienna with the aim to encourage the debate on key challenges for the European cultural, media and...

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MSI-AUT experts examined the human rights impact of artificial intelligence (AI)

17-18 September 2018 Strasbourg, France

On September 17-18, 2018, members and participants of the Expert Committee on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT) met in Strasbourg for the second time. During animated discussions over two days, they reviewed first...

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TC-INF addresses AI related challenges to human rights, democracy and the rule of law

10 September 2018 Strasbourg, France

Ambassador Corina Călugăru, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova and Thematic Co-ordinator on Information Policy (TC-INF) invited Committee of Ministers delegations to an informal briefing on Council of Europe’s involvement in addressing emerging challenges and opportunities...

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Algorithms: Council of Europe expert study analyses impact of automated Data-Processing on Human Rights

25 July 2018

The use of automated data-processing techniques raises challenges not only for the specific policy area in which they are operated, but also for society as a whole. The right to life, the right to fair trial, the presumption of innocence, the right to privacy and freedom of expression, workers’...

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Council of Europe addresses the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

20 July 2018

While technological progress has always been a driving factor for societies, AI-based technologies stand out as a game changer. Offering vast opportunities for the benefit of people, they have the power to significantly influence the exercise of human rights and to disrupt the functioning of...

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Council of Europe at the first The Hague Summit for Accountability and Internet Democracy

31 May 2018 The Hague

We live in the age of digital expansion. Technology changes so fast. Technology changes the world faster than human would foresee it, even to understand it. In 1991, the internet became publicly available through the World Wide Web and this technology fundamentally changed the world. 27 years...

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Algorithms and Human Rights: a new study has been published

22 March 2018

A new Council of Europe publication entitled “Algorithms and Human Rights - Study on the human rights dimension of automated data processing techniques and possible regulatory implications” has been prepared by the committee of experts on internet intermediaries (MSI-NET) of the Council of...

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First meeting of the MSI-AUT on algorithms and artificial intelligence

6-7 March 2018 Strasbourg

The Expert Committee on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT) meets on 6 and 7 March 2018 in Strasbourg. The inter-disciplinary Committee is a sub-ordinate body to the Steering Group on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)....

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