Human rights as benchmarks of artifcial intelligence

In the Working Paper Human rights as benchmarks of artificial intelligence Ernst Hirsch Ballin examines how human administrative intelligence needs to develop in order to handle artificial intelligence according to the standards of a democratic community governed by the rule of law.

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Many people are concerned that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) will have a dehumanizing impact (in the sense of non-respect for human dignity). They appeal to human rights as a safeguard against such impact. This applies to both the establishment and use of AI systems. In the context of the OECD and – potentially with stronger binding force – the European Union, such appeals lead to proposals for regulation. Without in any way detracting from the importance of such regulation, we view the subject here from a different perspective. Aside from regulation, key points include training those required to work with artificial intelligence so that they can live with it, and at the same time gearing the administrative organization to the required working practices. In this essay we assess how human administrative intelligence needs to develop in order to handle artificial intelligence according to the standards of a democratic community governed by the rule of law.

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