Council of Europe adopts first international treaty on artificial intelligence

The Council of Europe has adopted the first-ever international legally binding treaty aimed at ensuring the respect of human rights, the rule of law and democracy legal standards in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

Unlike the EU, non-member states can sign the document. Some eleven states that are not council members participated in drafting the convention, which included Argentina, Israel, Japan, the United States and Uruguay. The treaty covers the use of AI systems in both the public and private sectors with two different modes of complying with its principles and obligations when regulating the private sector.

Read it here. More information in the Explanatory Report.