On Friday 13 May , the Europol Innovation Lab helped to organise a workshop session at The Hague Conference on Responsible AI at the Peace Palace. This conference, focusing on international peace, law and security, was the first of its kind and the Dutch government organisers hope that it will become an annual event. It contributed to setting the agenda for the future of responsible and humane AI with help from experts in science, business, civil society and government. EU legislators are currently debating an AI Act to legislate for the use of artificial intelligence in all areas of society, including policing. This made the conference particularly timely.
Within the conference, one workshop session focused on the AP4AI project, which is one of the first projects of the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security. Hub members Europol, Eurojust and the Fundamental Rights Agency, as well as academic project partner CENTRIC and the Swedish police, discussed with conference participants how AI accountability agreements could contribute to the implementation of the future EU AI Act, and whether this model can become a universal accountability framework for AI in the internal security domain.