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Laplink Connections: Interview with Jan Kleijssen, Former Director of Information Society - Action Against Crime of the Council of Europe

The possibilities of AI seem to be endless, and perhaps they are. But while AI can provide benefits beyond our wildest dreams, it also poses significant challenges, including very real risks to human rights.

In the latest Connections episode, Laplink CEO Thomas Koll interviewed Jan Kleijssen, award-winning AI consultant and former Director of Information Society - Action against Crime of the Council of Europe.

The Council of Europe is Europe’s oldest political institution. Originally founded by Winston Churchill to prevent the recurrence of the horrors of WWII, the Council works tirelessly to protect human rights, rule of law, and democracy by way of internationally binding legal standards, or multilateral treaties. The Council of Europe recognized very early that the emergence of new technology would have a large impact on human rights and democracy, so it has made the topics of data security and cybercrime high-priority initiatives.

After 40 years of service to the Council of Europe, Kleijssen continues to consult with various agencies on the topic of AI. In his interview with Thomas Koll, he discusses compelling arguments for regulation, such as the presence of automation bias. Kleijssen also stresses the need for human oversight, copyright laws, and large-scale testing of data sets, including legal recourse, which is necessary to prevent real human tragedy when something goes wrong.

Watch the full video interview for the deep-dive discussion.

 

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About Laplink Software

Trusted for over 40 years, Laplink continues to be a global leader in consumerSMB, and enterprise PC migration software, and has earned the loyalty and trust of millions of organizations and customers worldwide. The company’s PCmover software saves time and budget, reduces migration risks, and increases efficiency. Only PCmover’s proprietary technology includes full selectivity that transfers data, applications, and settings from an old PC to a new one, even if the two PCs run different versions of Windows. The privately held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) is often described as limitless, offering countless possibilities for advancement. However, as we delve deeper into the realm of AI, it becomes apparent that along with its benefits come significant challenges and risks to human rights.

In a recent episode of Laplink Connections, Laplink CEO Thomas Koll had the opportunity to interview Jan Kleijssen, an esteemed AI consultant and former director of Information and Action against Crime for the Council of Europe. Established by Winston Churchill as a means to prevent the recurrence of the horrors of World War II, the Council of Europe is Europe's oldest political institution. Its primary objective is to safeguard human rights, uphold the rule of law, and promote democracy through internationally binding legal standards known as multilateral treaties.

While the European Union focuses on peace through economic integration, the Council of Europe concentrates on progress through legal integration. Recognizing early on that emerging technologies would have a profound impact on human rights and democracy, the Council has prioritized initiatives related to data security and cybercrime.

Jan Kleijssen, who dedicated 40 years of service to the Council of Europe, continues to provide expertise on AI to various agencies. In his interview with Thomas Koll, they delve into the concept of automation bias and emphasize the crucial need for human oversight in the realm of AI. They also discuss the importance of copyright laws and the necessity of large-scale testing of data sets. Furthermore, they underscore the significance of legal recourse to prevent tragic consequences when AI systems go awry.

For those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the implications of AI on human rights, we encourage you to watch the full video interview.

 

About Laplink Software

Trusted for over 40 years, Laplink continues to be a global leader in consumerSMB, and enterprise PC migration software, and has earned the loyalty and trust of millions of organizations and customers worldwide. The company’s PCmover software saves time and budget, reduces migration risks, and increases efficiency. Only PCmover’s proprietary technology includes full selectivity that transfers data, applications, and settings from an old PC to a new one, even if the two PCs run different versions of Windows. The privately held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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