"The Center for AI and Digital Policy aims to promote a better society, more fair, more just —

a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law." 


UN Urges Moratorium on AI that Violates Human Rights, CAIDP Update 2.34 (Sept. 15, 2021)

China Adopts Sweeping Data Protection Law, CAIDP Update 2.31 (Aug. 23, 2021)

Expert Survey Reveals AI Concerns, CAIDP Update 2.30 (Aug. 17, 2021)

G-20 Digital Ministers Update AI Strategy, CAIDP Update 2.29 (Aug. 10, 2021)

UNESCO Finalizes Recommendation on AI Ethics, CAIDP Update 2.25 (July 2, 2021)

G7 Leaders Endorse Human-Centric AI, Call Out AI Bias, CAIDP Update 2.24 (June 14, 2021)

Slovenia, as EU President, to Highlight AI, CAIDP Update 2.21 (May 24, 2021)

U.S. Launches AI.gov, CAIDP Update 2.19 (May 10, 2021)

China Moves Forward Data Protection / AI Law, CAIDP Update 2.17 (May 9, 2021)

US Japan to Align on AI Policy? CAIDP Update 2.16 (Apr. 21, 2021)

EU AI Regulation will Establish "Red Lines" for AI, CAIDP Update 2.15 (Apr. 14, 2021)


UN Sustainable Development Goals, Resource Guide on AI Strategies (April 2021)

Fundamental Rights Agency, Getting the Future Right: AI and Fundamental Rights (Dec. 2020)

CAIDP Statements

CAIDP Statement on OAS Updated Principles on Privacy and Personal Data Protection (May 10, 2021) [in English] [in Spanish]

CAIDP Statement to African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights regarding Resolution 473 (Apr. 5, 2021)

CAIDP Statement to Government of Colombia on Intersectoral Commission for AI (April 5, 2021) [in English] [in Spanish]

CAIDP Statement to House Armed Services Committee regarding US AI Policy (Mar. 25, 2021)

CAIDP Statement to G20 Digital Economy Task Force (Mar. 17, 2021)

CAIDP Statement in support of European Citizen Initiative to Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance (Mar. 3, 2021)

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CAIDP Statement on "External Dimensions of AI" for European Parliament (Mar. 1, 2021). 

CAIDP Statement on draft, final report of US National Security Commission on AI (Feb. 26, 2021). 

AI Policy Events

From Ambition to Action

A High Level Conference on AI

14-15 September 2021

European Commission/ Slovenian Presidency


[Draft Agenda]

2nd AI Policy Conference



14-15 September 2021


International Summer School on AI

Bilgi IT Law Institute

2 August - 30 September 2021

Marc Rotenberg in Conversation with International Chess Master Ken Regan: Chess, AI, and Transparency

June 30, 2021

Global Privacy Assembly - #GPA2021

National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection

Mexico City, Mexico

18-21 October 2021



CAIDP Events


Maintaining Control Over AI, Marc Rotenberg responds to Ben Shneiderman on Human-Centered AI, Issues in Science and Technology (Spring 2021)

Marc Rotenberg, The Need for Strong Privacy Law, The New York Times (March, 15, 2021)

Time to Assess National AI PoliciesMarc Rotenberg, Blog@CACM, Nov. 24, 2020

Marc Rotenberg, Il futuro della privacy e la vivacità della democrazia in Privacy 2030: Una nuova visione per l’Europa (The Mainfesto of Giovanni Butarelli) (Sept. 2020) (in English)

Reference Books

 The AI Policy Sourcebook is the first compendium of AI policy, providing essential information for policy makers, researchers, journalists, and the public. Edited by Marc Rotenberg, the AI Policy Sourcebook includes global AI frameworks, such as the OECD AI Principles and the Universal Guidelines for AI. The Sourcebook also includes materials from the European Union and the Council of Europe, national AI initiatives, as well as recommendations from professional societies, including the ACM and the IEEE. 

Recent Publications

Marc Rotenberg, "Artificial Intelligence and the right to algorithmic transparency " in M. Ienca, et al, The Cambridge Handbook of Life Science, Information Technology and Human Rights (2021)

AI Ethicist Bookstore

CAIDP recommends the AIethicist Bookstore, powered by bookshop.org. Topics include: AI Ethics, Bias & Social Justice; Conext for AI and Data - Bias/Power/Injustice; and Dystopian Futures.


The books recommended here  cover topics of AI ethics, big data & social impact, biased algorithms, privacy, lack of regulation or ethics around automated decision making.

There are also books that provide background on what cause these areas (and hence the data) to be historically unequal and what are the root causes of social and structural injustices in these areas - like policing, mass incarceration, welfare, housing, financial markets, communication, just to name a few.


Karen Hao, The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty, MIT Technology Review (Dec. 4, 2020)

James Gleick, Algorithmic Democracy (review of Jill Lepore's If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future), NY Review of Books (Oct. 8, 2020)

China's Surveillance State Goes Global, The Atlantic (September 2020).

". . . a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law."

- The Center for AI and Digital Policy

Marc Rotenberg – Commentary on AI Policy

“The United States must work with other democratic countries to establish red lines for certain A.I. applications and ensure fairness, accountability and transparency as A.I. systems are deployed . . . The rate of technological change is accelerating. Countries that seek to preserve fundamental rights must act before it is too late.”


- The Battle Over Artificial Intelligence (New York Times 2019)

"Algorithmic accountability is a complex topic, but the impact cuts broadly across life in America, from jobs and credit to housing and criminal justice."


- Bias by Computer (New York Times 2016)

“This critical question of automated decision-making lies at the heart of modern data protection law, ensuring fairness and transparency about the decisions impacting individuals.”


- Computers Privacy and Data Protection (Brussels 2017)

"Democratic countries should establish algorithmic transparency to ensure fairness and accountability in the digital world."


- OECD Global Forum (Tokyo 2014)

“I do want to emphasize how very important it is to move forward today on a project to establish algorithmic transparency and a set of framework principles for the deployment of AI that protects the interests of the individual.”


- AI World Society (Cambridge 2018) 

 “As decisions are automated, processes become more opaque, less accountable. . . . At the intersection of law and technology — knowledge of the algorithm is a fundamental right, a human right”


UNESCO Knowledge Café (Paris 2015) 

"The United States needs comprehensive privacy legislation to safeguard the personal data of Americans. We must also establish an agency charged with advocating for the privacy interests of America. Surveillance technology takes hold quickly. There is not much time."


- Surveillance in China: Implications for Americans (New York Times 2019)