In December, the Council of Europe’s Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence published a Feasibility Study exploring potential elements of a legal framework for the development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence.

Concluding that current regulations are insufficient to guide the development of AI, the Council proposed the development of a new legal framework comprised of binding and non-binding Council of Europe instruments, including nine principles deemed essential to the protection of human rights in the context of AI. Among the risks identified are discrimination by perpetuating biases and stereotypes (e.g., in employment), and AI-driven surveillance and tracking applications that jeopardize freedom of assembly and expression. Check out the study here.