ADC debates Artificial Intelligence at C20
On March 6, the Association for Civil Rights (ADC) attended the Policy Dialogue Week of the C20 TST working group. C20 is the representation of civil society within the G20. Our executive director, Valeria Milanes, was invited to discuss Artificial Intelligence and public information.
“We form part of the discussions in many different bodies. When discussing policies concerning AI in our country, we must bear in mind that this is a topic that has been delayed. We must explore ways to address this gap that was emphasized before and during the pandemic. See how we can join efforts to foster meaningful conversations,” she said.
Milanes also stressed the importance of promoting and implementing human rights standards in AI technologies, “not only in the private sector but in the public sector as well.” She also deemed that “society needs explanations and transparency must be upheld as a principle.”
On the other hand, Milanes referred to surveillance and facial recognition systems, which have caused distress in Argentina. In this sense, she affirmed that AI “should be avoided in certain circumstances” and that we should consider “the conformation of the dataset” of these technologies. “There is prejudice and bias when using facial recognition, they are part of our society and we should bear that in mind from the beginning. Indeed, this should hold true for the entire technology cycle,” he said.
ADC’s participation in the C20 is one of the many examples of our activity at the international level, where we advocate for formulating public policies that improve human rights in the digital sphere.