A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the Age of "Artificial Intelligence"

Oct 25, 2022

A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the Age of "Artificial Intelligence" was recently presented at a gathering in Rome. A few members of the AIEI community were among those who authored the document. After months of collective editing, they were able to produce a short succinct set of proposals. The document is available here. All who wish are invited to sign and endorse its ten proposals.

Building upon A Manifesto in Defence of Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Age of “Artificial Intelligence” the Transatlantic Reflection Group on Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Age of "Artificial Intelligence" has reconvened to draft a second consensus manifesto that calls for the effective and legitimate enforcement of laws concerning AI systems. In doing so, it recognizes the important and complementary role of standards and compliance practices.

Whereas the first manifesto focused on the relationship between democratic law-making and technology, this second manifesto shifts focus from the design of law in the age of AI to the enforcement of law.

Concretely, this manifesto offers ten recommendations for addressing the key enforcement challenges shared across trans-Atlantic stakeholders. We call on those who support these recommendations to sign this manifesto.

Acknowledgements

Contributors (alphabetical by last name): Julie Cohen, Samuel Curtis, Katherine Evans, Bruce Hedin, Niki Iliadis, Francesco Lapenta, Nicolas Miailhe, Paul Nemitz, Denia Psarrou, Stefano Quintarell, Marc Rotenberg, Sarah Spiekermann, Thomas Streinz, and Wendell Wallach.

"A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the 'Age of Artificial Intelligence'" was produced through a participative process, including seven virtual meetings from June to September 2022, and asynchronous written procedures and redrafts by group members. With the support of the Institute of Future and Innovation Studies at John Cabot University, the group came to a final consensus in meetings on October 8-9 and publicly presented the Manifesto on October 10, 2022 in Rome. A broader discussion with trans-Atlantic participation of national and international policymakers, industry, the legal community, and other stakeholders is planned to take place at the fourth edition of The Athens Roundtable on AI and the Rule of Law, an initiative of The Future Society and ELONtech, on December 1-2, 2022.

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