Webinar on artificial intelligence and its impact on the rights of persons with disabilities

ABOUT EVENT

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) Working Group on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will host a webinar for its members on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Scheduled for 22 May 2024, from 10:00 to 12:00 CET, the webinar will explore the critical intersection between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the rights of persons with disabilities.

The webinar aims to provide participants with an understanding of how advances in AI technology may impact the rights of persons with disabilities. Through expert insights and open discussion, participants will explore the potential challenges, risks and opportunities associated with implementing AI in the context of disability rights, as well as the potential role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in addressing the associated risks and challenges.

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:10: Introduction by Jerneja Turin, Chair of the ENNHRI Working Group on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

10:10 – 11:15: Expert speakers:

Nele Roekens, Chair of the ENNHRI Working Group on Artificial Intelligence, Legal Adviser and Project Leader on AI at UNIA, Independent Expert for the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Artificial Intelligence, Equality and Discrimination.

Kave Noori, Artificial Intelligence Policy Officer at the European Disability Forum.

Yonah Welker European Commission projects, Yonah.org.

11:15 – 12:00: Open discussion

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences, initiatives, plans, challenges and questions related to the topic.

Registration:

Staff of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and equality bodies are invited to register by 21 May using the following link: https://podio.com/webforms/29623951/2443018

For further information, please contact Jerneja Turin (jerneja.turin(at)varuh-rs.si).