The Council of Europe and the Hungarian presidency of its Committee of Ministers are holding an online international conference on 26 October to discuss the challenges governments face to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) in a coordinated manner. Under the theme “Current and Future Challenges of Coordinated Policies on AI Regulation“, the event will showcase 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 of law. Representatives of international organisations, national policy experts, IT companies, civil society and academia will discuss the way to improve AI policymaking at the global, regional and national level. They will also examine 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 include 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. A live webcast will be available on the conference website from 10h00 CEST.