AI & data protection also on the agenda of Helsinki conference

AI offers the promise of huge benefits for individuals and society. What is the inter-relation between AI and personal data and how to address the correlated challenges?

A dedicated session will explore the necessary path of development of AI applications, why data protection matters, how it is relevant and what is of relevance. The main speakers will be Reijo Aarnio, Data Protection Ombudsman of Finland and Alessandro Mantelero, Associate Professor of Private Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin and Council of Europe rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence and data protection.

Come and join an interactive session putting the protection of individuals at the forefront of this technological development.

Helsinki AI Conference

Council of Europe’s Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini and the Minister of Justice of France Nicole Belloubet will open the High-Level Conference: “Governing the Game Changer – Impacts of artificial intelligence development on rights, democracy and the rule of law”, in Helsinki on 26-27 February 2019. The Minister of Justice of Finland Antti Häkkänen will open the second day of the Conference together with Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović will be one of the keynote speakers. Tamar Kaldani, the Georgian Data Protection Inspector and Vice-Chair of the Committee of Convention 108 will also participate in this major event.

The brings together over 300 high-level experts from governments, international organisations, business, technology, academia, civil society and the media for open and inclusive discussions on how to address AI development to maximise benefits for society and minimise risks to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. From the perspective of the Council of Europe’s core mandate and values, debates will explore ways to ensure that emerging technologies are designed, developed and deployed to create value for individuals, democratic societies and the viability of legal and institutional frameworks.

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