IGF 2023 WS #484 Technology and Justice: Examining AI's Influence on Policing


Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Emerging Technologies
Chat GPT, Generative AI, and Machine Learning

Organizer 1: Michael Ilishebo, 🔒

Speaker 1: Nnenna Ifeanyi Ajufo, Intergovernmental Organization, African Group
Speaker 2: Babu Ram Aryal, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 3: Alexander Seger, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)


Michael Ilishebo, Government, African Group

Online Moderator

Michael Ilishebo, Government, African Group


Michael Ilishebo, Government, African Group


Panel - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

1.How can law enforcement agencies effectively leverage artificial intelligence in their investigations of cybercrime and technology-supported crimes while upholding human rights standards and principles?
2.What are the potential human rights implications and challenges associated with the use of AI by law enforcement agencies in the context of investigating cybercrime and other technology-supported crimes?
3. What safeguards and accountability measures should be implemented to ensure transparency, fairness, and respect for privacy and civil liberties when utilizing AI technologies in law enforcement investigations?

What will participants gain from attending this session? This workshop aims to facilitate a comprehensive discussion on the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) by law enforcement agencies in investigating cybercrime and other technology-supported crimes. The session will provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in law enforcement, while considering the importance of upholding human rights in a rapidly evolving crime environment. It will specifically focus on examining the potential impact on human rights and the need for a balanced approach in a highly advanced crime environment.


This session delves into the crucial intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), law enforcement, and human rights in the context of investigating cybercrime and technology-supported crimes. With a focus on the selected subtheme of "Human Rights, Artificial Intelligence, and Policing," the session explores the challenges and opportunities arising from the use of AI by law enforcement agencies. Panelists representing the Council of Europe's Cyber Division, law enforcement, human rights experts, and civil society will engage in a dynamic discussion on key topics, including the ethical implications, privacy concerns, transparency, and accountability in AI-assisted investigations. The session adopts an inclusive approach, incorporating insights from onsite and online participants through interactive tools, ensuring a comprehensive examination of the subject matter. Join us to uncover how law enforcement can strike the delicate balance between effective investigations and safeguarding human rights in our highly advanced crime environment.

Expected Outcomes

his session aims to deepen participants' understanding of the complexities surrounding the use of AI by law enforcement agencies in investigating cybercrime and technology-supported crimes, with a focus on human rights considerations. Key challenges and potential human rights implications associated with the implementation of AI technologies in law enforcement investigations will be identified, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the topic. The workshop seeks to generate best practices and recommendations for law enforcement agencies to ensure the responsible and ethical use of AI in investigations while safeguarding human rights. Specific outputs include a comprehensive workshop report serving as a resource for policymakers, a concise policy brief for decision-makers, potential follow-up events or processes to continue addressing the identified issues, and knowledge sharing through academic publications and research papers.

Hybrid Format: To facilitate interaction between onsite and online participants, we will use a robust hybrid platform that enables live video streaming, real-time chat, and interactive features. A dedicated onsite moderator will ensure that questions and comments from both groups are addressed, managing the flow of the discussion. Online participants will have equal opportunities to engage in the Q&A session through a unified system. Complementary online tools like live polling and interactive Q&A platforms will enhance participation and interactivity for online attendees. Technical support will be provided to address connectivity issues. By integrating both groups through a hybrid platform, actively moderating the session, incorporating online interaction tools, and providing technical support, the workshop aims to create an inclusive and interactive environment for all participants. This approach ensures a seamless integration of online and onsite perspectives, fostering meaningful engagement and participation.