Amnesty Statement on Lantos Commission Hearing on Artificial Intelligence

May 21, 2018

Amnesty’s AI and Human Rights Initiative tackles human rights challenges posed by AI technologies. A core part of the initiative is the development of ethical principles for the development and use of AI. Amnesty International urges policymakers to enshrine such principles into existing human rights standards. Through our large network of human rights defenders and partner organizations worldwide, Amnesty International aims to facilitate dialogue with diverse global civil society voice about the ethics of AI, in order to ensure that the development of ethical and human rights principles for AI is guided by global human rights perspectives.

In light of this, Amnesty has submitted a statement for the record prior to the Lantos Commission hearing on artificial intelligence on May 22, 2018.

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