Thursday 23 January 2020
Grande Halle
Council of Europe

Panel Description

Whether we speak of AI, advanced digital technologies, algorithmic decision-making or machine learning: do those extraordinary promises of better health, better mobility, better security, better employment and more generally, of a better life, impact on the enjoyment of our human rights and fundamental freedoms? What are the longer term underlying effects for our societies? Beyond than what the Council of Europe is doing for you in this field, come and learn about what the benefits and challenges are, what can be done about them and how. It is crucial for our future that we manage to promote an environment in which technological innovation respects and enhances human rights. As a starting point to the discussion, the Committee of Convention 108 adopted Guidelines on artificial intelligence and data protection last year, but so much more needs to be done. Questions to be considered by the panel include:

  • What are we speaking about?
  • What are the risks and opportunities arising from the development, design and application of artificial intelligence?
  • How should we approach regulation: from soft law and ethical principles to a binding legal framework?
  • Where do we go from here?


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