Preventing discrimination caused by the use of artificial intelligence
- Parliamentary Assembly
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).
The Assembly refers to its Resolution 2343 (2020)
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.