Legal requirements and human rights

In 2019, the SIENNA project delivered an analysis of the legal and human rights requirements for artificial intelligence and robotics technologies in and outside the EU.

In the report, we document and deliver a critical assessment of the legal, including human rights, requirements applicable to artificial intelligence and robotics technologies. The report includes an analysis of EU and international norms and regional legal orders. In addition, we provide an analysis of human rights norms and ways in which human rights may be affected by AI and robotics technologies. The report also includes analysis of national laws in comparison to international and regional norms and human rights standards.

Highlights from the report were was presented in a webinar in 2020. Below, you will find links to a recording of that presentaton, an abstract and a link to the full report.

Highlights from our work

Rowena Rodrigues from Trilateral Research presents the results form SIENNA's legal analysis of artificial intelligence and robotics technologies.

The SIENNA report

Abstract

This report presents the results of SIENNA research on legal developments and approaches to specific legal issues and human rights challenges related to artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics at the international, EU and national level (12 countries, EU and non-EU). The report broadly discusses the legal issues and human rights challenges of AI and robotics and analyses relevant international, EU and regional laws and human rights standards. It summarises and compares the results of the country studies on law, AI and robotics. It also discusses existing norms and standards and gaps and presents some recommendations and ways to overcome gaps. This report will feed into the forthcoming SIENNA work on enhancing the existing legal framework that will identify potential changes needed in dialogue with legislators and relevant committees.

Full text

Rodrigues R et al. D4.2 Analysis of the legal and human rights requirements for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in and outside the EU, 2019, Public deliverable report from the SIENNA project. Download the D4.2 from the Cordis Portal.