AI policy is moving forward quickly. More than 50 countries have endorsed the OECD AI Principles or the G20 AI Guidelines. 2021 saw the introduction of the EU AI Act, the adoption of UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI, and the Council of Europe’s outline for an international treaty on AI, based on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. Also, the U.N. human rights chief called for a moratorium on the use of AI techniques that poses a risk to human rights or fails to comply with international human rights laws. But key questions remain about the prospects for “red lines,” the implementation of policy commitments, and the ongoing problem of bias across AI. Panellists will discuss:
• Countries have agreed on the need to prohibit social scoring, but there is still no consensus on the need to prohibit facial surveillance. What steps are necessary to achieve that goal?
• How does endorsement of principles by countries compare to their practices?
• What are the prospects for the EU AI Act?
• Which key AI policy developments should we expect in 2022?