ECNL Urges European Commission to Prioritise Civic Freedoms in AI White Paper

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In its submission for the consultation on the EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) White Paper, ECNL urged the EC to prioritize public interest, the protection of individual rights and freedoms, non-discrimination, and equal access to resources and participation, as core concerns of any future strategy and regulative framework on AI. While the EC highlights the potential risks of AI, ECNL shares concerns raised by the civil society community that the White Paper’s overall narrative suggests a worrisome reversal of EU priorities, putting global competitiveness ahead of the protection of fundamental rights. The human rights-based approach is essential to ensure that AI developed and deployed in the EU can be trustworthy and widely accepted. Read more here.

Source: ECNL

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