AI and Public Administration: ELI Model Rules Presented at the European Commission’s Conference on AI for the Public Sector


On 9 June 2022, Prof Dr Jens-Peter Schneider, Co-Reporter of the ELI project on AI and Public Administration, presented the ELI Model Rules on Impact Assessment of Algorithmic Decision-Making Systems Used by Public Administration at the AI for the Public Sector Conference.

The Conference was organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and DIGIT Science for Policy.

Prof Dr Schneider presented key elements of the ELI Model Rules at the ‘Bringing AI Closer to Citizens – Smart Communities’ panel. He pointed out that the ELI Model Rules propose an impact assessment procedure aimed at balancing the societal interest in deploying innovative AI systems in public administration on the one hand and the needs of effective risk management on the other. The Model Rules could be implemented by the EU, Member States (including their regional or local subdivisions) as well as third countries.

Prof Dr Schneider’s full presentation is available here. The recording of the event is available here.