Artificial Intelligence and equality
Numerous studies have highlighted the risks that so-called artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making systems pose to the principles of equality and non-discrimination in employment, the provision of goods or services in both the public and private sectors, public security policies or even in the fight against fraud. Guidance is needed for various public and private bodies using AI systems on how to assess the potential impact on equality of treatment, how to raise awareness among those concerned, including IT developers, equality bodies etc. and especially the general public, as potential victims.
We have also worked on the topic of artificial intelligence with an anti-discrimination focus for the local level through webinars and training materials. Public services provided by municipalities are increasingly supported by technologies including automated decision-making (ADM) tools and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The resources produced help identify risks and present methods which may help tackle or minimize prejudice and discrimination while using artificial intelligence or automated decision-making tools, such as human–centred solutions embedded in public procurement procedures and algorithmic impact assessments.
Preventing the potential discriminatory effects of the use of artificial intelligence in local services
This course is a starting point to build capacity on the potential discriminatory effects in the use of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making in local services. The material is based on a webinar organised in 2020 and its subsequent policy brief.
AI & Discrimination
Preventing the potential discriminatory effects of the use of artificial intelligence in local services – Policy Brief (2020)
This policy brief is intended for city officials looking for information on the potential discriminatory effects of the use of artificial intelligence in local services.