• Start date:
  • 10 September 2021
  • Duration:
  • 1 daypart
  • Legal area:
  • Privacy en ICT recht
  • Course:
  • Congress
  • Accreditations
  • NOVA:
  • 2

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How does AI & tech affect our (legal)life? 

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in society is accelerating. AI-based systems can be software-based, acting in the virtual world mainly with some physical support, such as voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home, image analysis software used for diagnoses, recommendation systems for mortgages, crime, or patient management, search engines, or speech and face recognition systems. AI can also be embedded in more complex hardware devices that operate in the environment, such as advanced robots, self-driving cars, drones, or Internet of Things applications. These technologies process vast amounts of data, can learn from experience and self-improve their performance, which challenges the applicability of existing regulations that were not designed for progressive and adaptive AI. Since the automated processing of data that will evaluate, analyze, and predict outcomes that may affect the privacy, safety, or dignity of individuals, there is a growing interest in understanding what are the legal and regulatory implications of the use of AI in society.

Where: ONLINE or LIVE with reception and drinks

Price: FREE 

Time: 14:30-17:00

Reception with drinks: 17:00-20:00

Leiden Revisited

  • 14:30 - 14:35   Welcome - The Leiden Revisited Congress, the program
  • 14:35 - Joanne van der Leun | Leiden University, The Law Faculty, News

Part I: Keynote + Breakout

  • 14:45 - 15:00 15 min | keynote | Eduard Fosch-Villaronga | Latest advancements in AI and Law. 

    Of, for, and by the people: The future of AI is human

    Autonomous cars, assistive robots, smart speakers, surgical robots, and intelligent vacuum cleaners are just a few examples of technologies that increasingly interact with humans in private, professional, or public settings. Algorithms also determine whether people get a loan, go to college, or be a risk to society. The particularity of these advancements is that sometimes they help achieve societal goals and advocate for a more inclusive and fairer society, and, other times, they replicate and exacerbate existing societal problems. To avoid the potential adverse consequences AI may have for society; we need to ensure that the future of AI is for, by, and of the people.

    Dr. Eduard Fosch-Villaronga Dr. Fosch-Villaronga is an Assistant Professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University (NL) where he investigates legal and regulatory aspects of robot and AI technologies, with a special focus on healthcare. Eduard recently published the book ‘Robots, Healthcare, and the Law. Regulating Automation in Personal Care’ with Routledge and is interested in human-robot interaction, responsible innovation, and the future of law. Eduard is the PI of LIAISON, an FSTP from the H2020 COVR project that aims to link robot development and policymaking to reduce the complexity in robot legal compliance. He is also the PI of PROPELLING, an FSTP from the H2020 Eurobench project, a project using robot testing zones to support evidence-based robot policies. Eduard is also the co-leader of the Ethical, Legal, and Societal Aspects Working Group at the H2020 Cost Action 16116 on Wearable Robots and participates actively at the Social Responsibility Working Group at the H2020 Cost Action 19121 GoodBrother. In 2020, Eduard served the European Commission in the Sub-Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI), connected products and other new challenges in product safety to the Consumer Safety Network (CSN) to revise the General Product Safety directive.

  • 15:00 - 15:10 10 min | Q&A
  • 15:10 - 15:30 Breakout session 
    • Meet & Greet 
    • Discussion following keynote (predetermined questions)
  • 15:30 - 15:35 Break

Part II: Alumni Pitches + Breakout

  • 15:35 - 15:45 5 min | Alumni pitch | Alumni Taner Kuru I AI-driven genetic research |
    While the implementation of AI into genetic research offers great potential for diagnosis and treatment, it also raises several legal and ethical challenges. How can we best address these challenges for AI-driven genetic research to reach its promises by mitigating its risks?

            5 mins | Q&A following Alumni pitch

  • 15:45 - 15:55 5 min | Alumni pitch | Alumni Lousewies van der Laan (Director of Transparancy International Netherlands, the Dutch chapter of the global anti-corruption organization.) | Opportunities, risks and challenges of digitalization (AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, algorithms, internet) for our agenda (fighting corruption, money-laundering, organized crime, promoting integrity tax transparency, open and accountable government, protecting whistleblowers and investigative journalists and the rule of law). 

            5 mins | Q&A following Alumni pitch

  • 15:55-16:05 5 min | Alumni pitch | Alumni Jan Willem Prakke | Legaltech 

            5 mins | Q&A following Alumni pitch

  • 16:05 - 16:15 5 min | Alumni pitch | Alumni Alex Zendjeas | artificial intelligence and algorithms applied to the risk assessment of unmanned vehicle operations

    How AI impacts fields such as law applied to new technologies. That is, how AI is being used to shape commercial and industrial activities employing unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely piloted aircraft. With a final note on the great work Leiden’s Institute of International Air and Space Law is doing as a standard bearer preparing professionals in this fields.

            5 mins | Q&A following Alumni pitch

  • 16:15 - 16:25 5 min | Alumni pitch | Saimum Reza Talukder | Bureaucratic Decision Making by AI: Would I be Granted a Visa?
    Member of "Artificial Intelligence & Humanities Working Group", an initiative by the Hannah Arendt Global Humanities Network with generous support by the Open Society University Network (OSUN).  The AI&H Working Group will focus on the cross sections of Artificial Intelligence and Humanities, with attempt to explore following questions:
  • — Can AI ever create genuine thinking machines that have ‘general intelligence’?
    — Could an AI ever be conscious? If not, why not?
    — What will happen to human employment in an age of intelligent machines?
    — What are the ethical and political implications of AI? How do the developments affect human responsibility for action, and political principles like democracy and self-rule?
    — How does the development of AI affect creativity and the arts?

            5 mins | Q&A following Alumni pitch

  • 16:25 - 16:30 Break
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Breakout session

Part III: Conclusions & Wrap-up

  • 16:45 - 17:00 Goodbye | Conclusions & wrap-up
  • 17:00 - 20:00 Reception with drinks and bites 
dr. E. Fosch-Villaronga
Oude Sterrewacht

Sterrenwachtlaan 11, 2311 GW LEIDEN

Online (or Live with reception and drinks @Sterrenwachtlaan 11, Leiden)

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