On January 25-26, CounteR consortium representatives are attending a discussion event on artificial Intelligence (AI) and law enforcement, organised in Brussels by four Horizon2020-funded projects: ALIGNER, AP4AI, popAI and STARLIGHT.
The event, named “Ethical and Legal Aspects of AI for Law Enforcement”, is organised with the support of the European Commission (EC) and DG-Home and will handle aspects connected with the legal, ethical, operational and social aspects of the use of AI in a civil security context.
A series of panels and workshops with renowned guest speakers and panellists are included on the agenda. Experts covering the entire ecosystem are in attendance, including law-enforcement agencies (LEAs), academia/research, civil society, commercial and industry entities, as well as institutional representatives of the EC: DG-Home, DG-Connect, DG-RTD, and of European Agencies such as EUROPOL, CEPOL, and FRONTEX.
The CounteR is invited to the event, along with other related European projects.
The topics included on the event’s first-day agenda include the following panels and presentations: An ethical and legal framework for law enforcement AI; Legal and ethical collection and use of data; Legal grey areas in the development of AI tools; Gaps and issues in the AI Act; Perspective and experience of security practitioners.
On the second day, the event features a workshop on ensuring compliance during research and development by highlighting the approach used by the STARLIGHT project, while the next session is on compliance during use with insights from the ALIGNER project’s methodology. The last workshop is dedicated to the controversies and the sociotechnical imaginaries for AI in civil security.