European Institutions (EU, CoE)
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Artificial intelligence (AI) already plays a role in many decisions that affect our daily lives. From deciding what unemployment benefits someone gets to where a burglary is likely to take place. But we need to make sure to fully uphold fundamental rights standards when using AI. Drawing on the ‘Getting the future right – Artificial intelligence and fundamental rights’ report, FRA presents a number of key considerations to help businesses and administrations respect fundamental rights when using AI.
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Fundamental rights in AI: What to consider
Is it compliant?
- Design and use must comply with relevant laws
- Any data processing must respect data protection laws
- Considers the wider impact on other rights
Is it fair?
- Does not discriminate on grounds such as ethnicity, age, disability, sex and sexual orientation
- Respects the rights of children, older people and people with disabilities
Can it be challenged?
- People are aware AI is being used
- People can complain about AI decisions
- Decisions based on the system can be explained
Can it be checked?
- Assess and regularly review use of AI for fundamental rights issues
- People applying AI can describe the system, its aim and data used
Are external experts involved?
- Consult with experts and stakeholders
- Expert oversight