The Equinet position paper paper Regulating for European AI that Protects and Advances Equality presents recommendations regarding the legislative proposal by the European Commission on which at present the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union seek to reach political agreement.
A joint webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and human rights, organised by Equinet and the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI) and chaired by the Equality and Human Rights Commission of Great Britain (EHRC
Equinet's second AI training - Legal Advice Clinic with a practical focus on litigation - took place in February 2022. During this training, specific legal cases (both real and fictitious) involving suspected algortihmic discrimination and brought by National Equality Bodies were discussed. This training was aimed at NEB staff interested in AI, as well as NEB staff who are involved in or are interested in being involved in AI-related litigation.
In April 2021, Equinet organized a training on AI & Equality for National Equality Bodies. The aim of the training was to share the basic technical knowledge, discuss legal and practical challenges and present some examples of current AI applications that might challenge Equality and Human Rights. An exchange of good practices among colleagues enhanced mutual learning.
On 20 July 2021 Equinet board member & Advocate of the Principle of Equality in Slovenia, Miha Lobnik participated in a conference about the ethical and fundamental rights aspects of the artificial intelligence (AI). The event raised ethical questions relating to AI and highlighted the need for a special emphasis on the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms when regulating AI.
The Commission is proposing the first ever legal framework on AI, which addresses the risks of AI and positions Europe to play a leading role globally.
The proposal and its annexes can be found hereunder. For more information check the European Commission's website: https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/library/proposal-regulation-european-approach-artificial-intelligence