MTA Law Working Papers

A Jogtudományi Intézet műhelytanulmányai

Mezei Kitti - Bán-Forgács Nóra: Discrimination in the Age of Algorithms

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) is expanding into more and more areas of life (e.g., it can improve healthcare, help law enforcement authorities fight crime more effectively, make transport safer, or even help detect fraud and cybersecurity threats, etc.). It is therefore undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges of our time, both from an economic and regulatory perspective. Not least because the European Commission has published a White Paper on Artificial Intelligence in 2020, which will form the basis for specific regulation of AI developments and applications at EU level. It sets out that AI can have a significant impact on our society and that it is necessary to build trust and confidence in it, and that it is crucial that the AI sector is based on fundamental rights and values such as human dignity and privacy. Human-centred AI presupposes technology that people trust because it is in line with the values that underpin human societies. Ethical principles play a crucial role in establishing trust, assessing risks and managing regulation.