The German Data Ethics Commission has produced a series of recommendations for regulating algorithms and artificial intelligence. Its ideas will likely influence new EU rules.
The commission insisted that algorithmic systems should be designed safely, to respect people’s rights and freedoms, protect democracy, be secure, and avoid bias and discrimination.
It said systems presenting a significant risk of harm, such as those that show different people different prices based on their profiles, should in some cases require licensing. And systems with an “untenable potential for harm”—killer robots, for example—should be banned outright.