UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group on Ethics of AI
On 11 March 2020, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named the Ad Hoc Expert Group of 24 international experts for the purpose of drafting recommendations on ethical issues raised by the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI).
In November 2019, UNESCO General Conference has set out to establish the first global standard-setting instrument on ethics of artificial intelligence over the next two years. UNESCO General Conference has, at the same time, confirmed that the first International Research Centre of Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) shall have its seat in Slovenia.
To complete the task of drafting a global standard-setting instrument on ethics of artificial intelligence, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay appointed the Ad Hoc Expert Group, composed of 24 experts from different countries and cultural backgrounds. The Ad Hoc Group boasts with experts from scientific, social, economic, and other fields. Amongst the 24 experts, there is also a Slovenian, dr, Luka Omladič, assistant professor at Philosopy Department at Faculty of Arts and an ex member of UNESCO World Commission on Ethics, Science and Technology (COMEST).
Complete list of experts composing the Ad Hoc Expert Group for the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence is available here.
On 23rd of November, 2021, the European Commission has published two reports in the field of copyright, as required by Directives 2014/26/EU (CRM Directive) and 2019/790 (DSM Directive). They are supported by two studies: Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment, and Study on selected issues relating to the application of the CRM Directive.
A new book “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm” was published (Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of law in Ljubljana, 2021), the editors of which are prof. dr. Aleš Završnik and dr. Katja Simončič. The author of one of the articles is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who wrote an article on the topic of whether artificial intelligence can be an author of a copyright work.
Jožef Štefan Institute is organising GO-DIP workshop series, first of them coming on November 19th, 2021 is revolving around software IP and data agreements. The GO-DIP project aims to increase the competencies of knowledge generators and intermediaries. At 15.10 dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will be lecturing in the Workshop: Development of a checklist for model digital IP agreements. Welcome!
2nd GPAI Summit will occur from 11-12 November, 2021 in Paris, France. Leading international AI experts from civil society, academia, industry and governments, including ministerial-level delegates from GPAI’s Membership, will come together for GPAI’s annual event. This public-facing event will include reporting on the ten Working Groups’ study topics, including the reporting of Data Governance Working Group (DG WG). Public conferences will be broadcasted live on GPAI’s Youtube channel. Welcome!