IViR Lecture: How to regulate AI?

IViR is pleased to announce that
Professor Mireille Hildebrandt
will give a lecture about
How to regulate AI?

on Friday 26 November 2021

In this talk professor Hildebrandt will reflect on what it means to develop legal norms to constrain the development, provision and deployment of computational systems. Legal norms are text-driven, whereas computational systems are driven by code and data. The integration of code- and data-driven systems in law (advanced legal search, prediction of judgment, rules as code) will be the litmus test of ‘regulating AI’.

Can ground-breaking legislation such as the proposed EU AI Act help to prevent legal systems from being turned into computational engines that decide the interpretation and application of the rules we live by?

Mireille Hildebrandt is a Research Professor on ‘Interfacing Law and Technology’ at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), appointed by the VUB Research Council. She is co-Director of the Research Group on Law Science Technology and Society studies (LSTS) at the Faculty of Law and Criminology. She also holds the part-time Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law at the Science Faculty, at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Her research interests concern the implications of automated decisions, machine learning and mindless artificial agency for law and the rule of law in constitutional democracies. Hildebrandt has published 5 scientific monographs, 23 edited volumes or special issues, and over 100 chapters and articles in scientific journals and volumes. She received an ERC Advanced Grant for her project on ‘Counting as a Human Being in the era of Computational Law’ (2019-2024), that funds COHUBICOL. In that context she is co-founder of the international peer reviewed Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Research in Computational Law, together with Laurence Diver (co-Editors in Chief are Virginia Dignum and Frank Pasquale). See www.cohubicol.com and www.journalcrcl.org.

Date: 26 November 2021
Time: 16.00 – 17.30 CET (Amsterdam)
Place: This lecture will take place in hybrid form:
Institute for Information Law, REC A, room 5.24, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, Amsterdam.
– Online via Zoom.

See also the flyer.

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