This conference will take place in person in Brussels in December 2024. It is aimed at Equality Bodies experts on AI and equality. Please note that this Conference will take place in conjunction with the 2024 Equinet Annual General Meeting (8 October 2024).
In 2024 Equinet will continue to build the knowledge of members and engage with external stakeholders on how various forms of digital automation, including AI systems, impact equality and non-discrimination and the role of Equality Bodies. The forthcoming adoption of EU’s groundbreaking legislation on AI, the Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA), which regulates the impact of these systems on equality and fundamental rights, provides unique opportunity for the involvement and empowerment of Equality Bodies. Equinet will organize a thematic conference to give visibility to the important role of Equality Bodies in the future implementation of the AIA and to equip Equality Bodies with better understanding of the different opportunities for involvement under the AIA. Equinet will contribute to ensuring that the practical implementation of the AIA through the future harmonized technical standards effectively safeguards equality by taking into the account the complex intersectional ways in which AI systems can discriminate. Equinet will continue its engagement with the Council of Europe Committee on Artificial Intelligence to ensure that this future legislation fulfils its potential of providing strong and impactful protection of equality.
This conference will enable the effective contribution of Equality Bodies in the context of the implementation of the AIA.
For further information, contact Milla Vidina (email@example.com).