Artificial intelligence and labour markets: friend or foe?
- Parliamentary Assembly
adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of
the Assembly, on 22 October 2020 (see Doc. 15159, report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and
Sustainable Development, rapporteur: Mr Stefan Schennach).
The Parliamentary Assembly refers
to its Resolution 2345
“Artificial intelligence and labour markets: friends
or foes?” It reiterates its support for the work of the Ad hoc Committee
on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) as regards a legal framework
for the design, development and application of artificial intelligence
(AI), involving broad multistakeholder consultations and based on
core Council of Europe values.
2. The Assembly views with concern the ongoing deployment of
AI by both commercial and public entities, which can have a far-reaching
impact on fundamental human rights and human dignity, including
in the context of employment, while regulatory measures and oversight
of AI applications remain extremely limited. It considers that it
is time for the Council of Europe to start drafting a comprehensive
standard-setting instrument on AI, such as a convention open to
non-member States, which will build on collective wisdom, shared
values and a pan-European vision for the future.
3. The Assembly therefore calls on the Committee of Ministers
to launch the preparation of a comprehensive European legal instrument
on AI, which would also cover the need for enhanced protection of work-related