Equinet invites experts to put forward their proposals for a study on the equality implications of artificial intelligence and the role of equality bodies in the public discourse on AI and algorithmic discrimination.
Deadline: 3 June 2019
Digitalisation, automation and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) has already had a significant effect on today’s societies in Europe and this trend is set to continue and even accelerate in the coming years. While many of the effects are positive and contribute to higher living standards, there is an increasing acknowledgment of the possible drawbacks, including the inherent risk of the vast capacity of automated systems being used for discrimination, profiling on the basis of certain characteristics.
To date research has been conducted on the benefits and risks to equality caused by automated decision-making and more generally, by AI, but there has been no study in Europe on these effects of AI from the perspective of equality bodies. This Equinet research paper will strive to fill this gap and trigger discussions on the effects of AI-driven technologies on equality through collecting the experience of and giving pointers to equality bodies as to their potential contribution in this field.
We are looking for an expert/s to produce an Equinet paper with the following overarching objectives:
If so, send us your proposal!
A detailed proposal of the suggested approach, methodology and timeline as well as proposed budget and expert CV(s) needs to be submitted by 3 June 2019 to the attention of:
Milla Vidina, Equinet Policy Officer
Phone number: 0032 2 212 31 85
The indicative timeframe for the commissioned paper is as follows:
The maximum budget for the commissioning of this paper is 12.000 EUR (excluding VAT).
Costs for travel (if and as necessary) or relating to presentation/discussion of the paper will be covered by Equinet separately (if and as necessary).