Understanding Society

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TILT seminar by Prof. Ugo Pagallo

Topic: "The Hard Cases of AI, Robotics, and their Legal Governance"?


The workshop will focus on today's state-of-the-art in AI and robotics, taking into account cases of disagreement among scholars in the legal field, e.g. current debate on the "electronic personhood" of robots. The aim is to address the hard cases of AI and robotics through both the primary and secondary rules of the law, that is, both the rules that aim to directly govern human behavior, and the rules that allow to change the primary rules of the system. At times, in the field of AI and robotics, we should put secondary rules first.


A former lawyer and current professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, University of Turin (Italy), he is Faculty Fellow at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, U.K. and NEXA Fellow at the Center for Internet & Society at the Politecnico of Turin. Author of eleven monographs and numerous essays in scholarly journals and book chapters, he has been member of many EU projects and researches, among which the RPAS Steering Group on drones, the Group of Experts for the Onlife Initiative set up by the European Commission, and Expert for the evaluation of proposals in the Horizon 2020 robotics program. He is currently working with the European Institute for Science, Media, and Democracy (Atomium), in order to set up AI4People, the first global forum in Europe on the Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence. His main interests are Artificial Intelligence & law, network and legal theory, and information technology law (specially data protection law and copyright).

Location: M 7: TILT Tables
: g.vdnmaagdenberg@tilburguniversity.edu

When: 31 May 2018 14:00

End date: 31 May 2018 15:30