IRCAI Consultation on Recommendation on the Ethics of AI
The event is a Sub-Regional Consultation for European states from UNESCO electoral Group II and is, besides IRCAI, jointly organised by Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO HQ.
The Consultation will focus on the draft Recommendation on the Ethics of Al that points out numerous issues of use of AI and reflects different cultural values on this topic. The objective of the 3-day Consultation is to receive meaningful inputs from experts to improve the overall structure and draft text of the Recommendation, which is to be accepted at the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2021. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will take part as an expert from Slovenia.
More on the Consultation schedule, including access to the relevant documents, here.
On Monday, 14 September 2020 the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage was closed. The purpose of the public consultation was that the European Commission receives feedback on its Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation from the interested stakeholders. Among others, Communia submitted its response as well, outlining the need for adaptation to the ever changing digital world.
Last week the deadline for responses to the European Commission’s Targeted consultation addressed to the participants to the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the CDSM Directive came to a close. Yesterday 14 September 2020, civil society organisations sent to Commissioner Breton a joint letter summarising their responses to the Commission’s consultation document and emphasising the importance of user rights protection.
On Wednesday, 9 September 2020, the General Court published its long-awaited judgement in the “Teran” case (Case T-626/17), which started already back in 2017, and dismissed Slovenia’s action for annulment of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1353 of 19 May 2017 amending Regulation (EC) No 607/2009 as regards the wine grape varieties and their synonyms that may appear on wine labels, pursuant to which the designation ‘Teran’ may be used on the labels of Croatian wines, produced in Istra region.
After three successfully organised virtual “salons”, Communia will, in cooperation with #NoWorries project, organise the fourth one “Which digital policies work for cultural heritage in 2020s?” on Thursday, 17 September 2020. You are welcome to attend!