Nicosia / Vienna
(es) June 11, 2021
Statement by Council of Europe Secretary-General Marija Pejčinović Burić to the conference of Council of Europe culture ministers and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Time to act
The use of Artificial Intelligence has a growing impact on our everyday lives. From machine-written news based on algorithms to automatic moderation of content, never before has AI been so present without us even realising it. Never before
could we access so many sources of information so quickly, without being certain which ones are authentic. And never before did we face situations in which the quality of information can save lives during a global pandemic, while disinformation can lead to serious harm.
Citizens therefore need to be fully aware of the implications of AI, including regarding freedom of expression and privacy. Journalists need be able to work freely in adequate conditions, enabling them to exercise their role as essential public “watchdogs” in our democracies.
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