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Preventing discrimination caused by the use of artificial intelligence

Recommendation 2183 (2020)

Parliamentary Assembly
Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 22 October 2020 (see Doc. 15151, report of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, rapporteur: Mr Christophe Lacroix).
1. The Assembly refers to its Resolution 2343 (2020) on preventing discrimination caused by the use of artificial intelligence. It notes that this resolution was adopted as work by the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) was ongoing within the Council of Europe.
2. The Assembly recalls that equality and non-discrimination are fundamental rights and that all member States are required to respect these rights in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5), as interpreted by the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, and with the European Social Charter (ETS No. 35) and the European Social Charter (revised) (ETS No. 163), as interpreted by the European Committee of Social Rights.
3. The Assembly therefore calls on the Committee of Ministers to take into account the particularly serious potential impact of the use of artificial intelligence on the enjoyment of the rights to equality and non-discrimination when assessing the necessity and feasibility of an international legal framework for artificial intelligence.