CAHAI - Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence
The Committee will examine the feasibility and potential elements on the basis of broad multi-stakeholder consultations, of a legal framework for the development, design and application of artificial intelligence, based on Council of Europe’s standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
Under the authority of the Committee of Ministers, the CAHAI is instructed to:
- examine the feasibility and potential elements on the basis of broad multi-stakeholder consultations, of a 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.
When fulfilling this task, the Ad hoc Committee shall:
- take into account the standards of the Council of Europe relevant to the design, development and application of digital technologies, in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, in particular on the basis of existing legal instruments;
- take into account relevant existing universal and regional international legal instruments, work undertaken by other Council of Europe bodies as well as ongoing work in other international and regional organisations;
- take due account of a gender perspective, building cohesive societies and promoting and protecting rights of persons with disabilities in the performance of its tasks.
The full list of CAHAI members is available here.
On 23 September 2020, the Committee of Ministers approved the first progress report. The report is available here.
The Committee brings together:
- representatives of the 47 member states, designated by their respective governments, and who have recognised expertise in the field of digital governance and the legal implications of the functioning of different forms of AI ;
- representatives of the observer states, namely Canada, Holy See, Israel, Japan, Mexico, United States of America;
- • representatives of other Council of Europe bodies and sectors, in particular the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, and intergovernmental committees dealing with issues pertaining to artificial intelligence;
- representatives of other international and regional organisations working in the field of artificial intelligence such as the European Union, the United Nations (in particular UNESCO), the OECD or the OSCE;
- representatives of the private sector, including companies and associations with which the Council of Europe has concluded an exchange of letters under the partnership with digital businesses;
- representatives of civil society, research and academic institutions which have been admitted as observers by the CAHAI.
Policy Development (CAHAI-PDG)
The Bureau of the CAHAI is composed as follows:
- Mr Gregor STROJIN (Slovenia) as Chair of CAHAI
- Ms Peggy VALCKE (Belgium)as Vice-Chair
The Committee elected for the duration of its mandate the following Bureau members:
- Ms Siiri AULIK (Estonia)
- Mr Marco BELLEZZA (Italy)
- Ms Marine KETTANI (France)
- Mr Thomas SCHNEIDER (Switzerland)
- Mr Wolfgang TEVES (Germany)