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PACE ‘enlarged’ Standing Committee: debates on the challenges of artificial intelligence

22-23 October, online meeting
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The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will meet for its second “enlarged” meeting (the first part of which took place on 12 and 13 October) which replaces the October part-session of PACE.

On 22 October (9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. CEST), Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, will have an exchange of views with the parliamentarians.

Several debates will be held on the challenges of artificial intelligence, in particular: the need for democratic governance of AI; the role of AI in policing and criminal justice systems; discrimination caused by AI; threats to fundamental freedoms; medical, legal and ethical challenges in the field of health care; consequences on labour markets; and legal aspects of ‘autonomous vehicles’.

On 23 October (9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CEST), an urgent debate will be held on the “New crack down of political and social opposition in Turkey: how to safeguard human rights, fundamental freedoms and the protection of Turkish citizens by the European Court of Human Rights”. Discussions will focus on the principles and guarantees of advocates; the gender dimension of foreign policy; and threats to academic freedom and autonomy of universities in Europe.

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