“Bell” for artificial intelligence applications is ringing Council of European Bar Associations (CCBE) following a relevant initiative of the Greek president Panagiotis Perakis. European Lawyers call for the immediate intervention of governments and European institutions to take security measures.

In particular, after the recent launch of ChatGPT and the reports made about the risks of using advanced artificial intelligence applications, the European Bar Association (CCBE) intervened. It is recalled that the Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer (Chat GPT), was developed by an artificial intelligence research company, Open AI. It is an artificial intelligence chatbot technology supported by AI and according to a program it can process human language and at the same time it can produce written text based on the data fed to it by each of its users.

In more detail, after the open letter of the organization Futureof Life Institute which requests a 6-month freeze on new applications and the positions of various scientists and personalities in the field, such as the American Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft software), but also the leaders of the G7, the CCBE , after pointing out the dangers of the use of artificial intelligence, especially in the judicial system, calls for immediate measures to ensure in advance that any use of such applications will be made with transparency and full respect for fundamental rights.

Measures for the risks of using AI in Justice

Specifically, as regards the issue of the administration of justice, it requests the guarantee of the observance of the principles of fair trial and the presumption of innocence, the elimination of any possibility of discrimination and the presence of a human judge is always guaranteed. It also calls for a ban on the use of apps that predict behaviors or profiling. Along with the announcement, the CCBE also released a video message of Mr. Perakis, in which he asks national governments and European institutions to stop passively following the developments of major market companies and to act without any further delay, on the basis of interdisciplinary cooperation and coordinated action of all involved, including the global legal community, for the adoption of the necessary legislative measures and common safety standards.