On 26 October 2021, the Hungarian presidency of its Committee of Ministers, with the collaboration of the Council of Europe, organised the international conference “Current and Future Challenges of Coordinated Policies on AI Regulation“ to discuss the challenges governments face to regulate artificial intelligence in a coordinated manner.
The event showcased various AI, governance models and examine the interplay between national policies and the work of the Council of Europe and other organisations.
One of the main contributions of the Council of Europe in this field is the work of the intergovernmental AI expert body CAHAI, which is examining the development of an international legal framework for the development, design and application of artificial intelligence based on the Council of Europe’s standards on human rights, democracy and the rule.
Representatives of international organisations, national policy experts, IT companies, civil society and academia discussed the way to improve AI policymaking at the global, regional and national level. They also examined case studies on best practices of AI governance and discuss issues such as the possible long-term societal effects of AI and the sustainable development of AI applications.
Opening speakers at the event included Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, President of Parliamentary Assembly Rik Daems, the minister of Justice of Hungary, Judit Varga, and the State Secretary for Security Policy of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Hungary, Péter Sztáray.
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