The Impact of AI on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law (draft expert paper)

In 2019 the Council of Europe established the 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.

Main task

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.

ALLAI to provide expert advice

To assist with this task, the CAHAI formally engaged ALLAI to deliver expert advice in the form of written analysis and oral advisory on the impact of AI on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.

ALLAI’s President Catelijne Muller attended several meetings of the CAHAI and its Bureau and provided written and oral advice and comments.

A first draft of ALLAI’s analysis on the Impact of AI on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law will be discussed during the CAHAI Plenary meeting on 6 and 7 July, where Catelijne will also be present.

Author

Catelijne Muller is co-founder and president of ALLAI, member of the European High Level Expert group on AI, Rapporteur on AI for the European Economic and Social Committee, and currently working as an expert advisor for the Council of Europe on AI & Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.