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Inaugural meeting of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI)

by Marco van der Hoeven

This week the Council of Europe’s Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) will started its work on the AI Treaty. ALLAI co-founder Virginia Dignum was one of the speakers at the Inaugural Meeting of the CAI (High-Level Segment).

The CAI is the successor of the CAHAI (the ad-hoc committee on Artificial Intelligence of the Council of Europe), and will be tasked with developing a legal instrument on AI based on the Council of Europe’s standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The CAI’s goal is to negotiate a Council of Europe text for use as a common legal instrument on Artificial Intelligence.

Human rights

In the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge took part in this high-level event on the impact of artificial intelligence on human rights, together with the Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Benedetto Della Vedova.

Preceding the Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) inaugural plenary meeting the event featured presentations on various aspects of artificial intelligence and human rights by eminent representatives of academia, business, government and international organisations. The impact of Artificial Intelligence on human rights, democracy and the Rule of Law in building a person-friendly future was the main theme.

See also

ALLAI: ‘EU’s AI Regulation: Europe puts values and fundamental rights front and center’


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