TILT Seminar by Alessandro Mantelero

Date: Time: 12:00 Location: Montesquieu building

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Alessandro Mantelero - Associate Professor of Private Law and Data Ethics & Protection at the Polytechnic University of Turin.

Alessandro is Council of Europe Scientific Expert on AI and data protection and has served as an expert on data regulation for the UN, the European Commission and several international organizations. He has held visiting appointments in several universities, including Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Oxford Internet Institute. He is Co-Editor of Computer Law & Security Review.

Abstract: "Regulating AI: the European perspectives"

Over the last few years, AI has become a popular topic in public debate and in the discussions in law & technology circles. Several issues concerning the use of AI have been explored by legal scholars, raising concern about the potential impact of the different technologies which give rise to this new wave of AI development.

Against this background, the idea of regulating AI has gained ground in Europe, as demonstrated by the initiatives of the Council of Europe and the European Commission. Nevertheless, in regulating AI, different approaches have been proposed, some of which are characterised by a special focus on ethics and trust, others on human rights.

In this seminar, starting from the Guidelines on AI and data protection adopted by the Council of Europe, these different regulatory approaches will be discussed. More generally, this seminar aims to discuss the challenges of AI regulation, which deal with the following main questions: Which AI do we want to regulate? What kind of regulation is the most appropriate for AI? Which authorities will oversee AI development? How can law and ethics contribute to AI regulation?


LTMS Tables, 7th floor Montesquieu Building