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.
European Commission has finally published the consultation document on stakeholders’ dialogue regarding the implementation of Article 17 of the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright and Related Rights on Digital Single Market. The document sums up the stakeholders’ main concerns and sets forth the initial views of the European Commission with the aim to finalise the Commission guidance on Article 17 implementation.
Cultural heritage preservation is crucial not only for maintaining but also for development of society on national, as well as international level. Despite the fact that cultural heritage objects remind us of the past times when today’s technology did not exist yet, technological development can be harnessed for preservation, restoration and research of cultural heritage through its digitisation. With the aim of improving policy instruments for cultural heritage digitisation across Europe, the European Commission launched the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage.
Between 7 and 9 July the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) organised the second session of the Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence. The first session was held last September. On its basis, WIPO published the Draft Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence on which the interested public then submitted comments. In May, WIPO issued the Revised Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence that has been the basis of the second meeting.