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Unboxing artificial intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights

Commissioner for Human Rights Strasbourg 14 May 2019
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Unboxing artificial intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights

Ensuring that human rights are strengthened and not undermined by artificial intelligence is one of the key factors that will define the world we live in”, says Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, in a Recommendation published today.

This Recommendation – entitled “Unboxing artificial intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights” – provides a number of steps which national authorities can take to maximise the potential of artificial intelligence systems and prevent or mitigate the negative impact they may have on people’s lives and rights. It focuses on 10 key areas of action:

  • human rights impact assessment;
  • public consultations;
  • human rights standards in the private sector;
  • information and transparency;
  • independent oversight;
  • non-discrimination and equality;
  • data protection and privacy;
  • freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, and the right to work;
  • access to remedies; and
  • the promotion of artificial intelligence literacy.

 


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