Insights from the Human & Artificial Intelligence Systems Online Seminar organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA)


  • Giorgia Spolverato Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law



The third edition of the Human Rights and Artificial Intelligent Systems organised by ERA took place this year from 29th to the 31st of March 2021. European functionaries, scholars, and professionals, in human rights and new technologies, discussed the functioning of AI systems, the challenges they pose to the protection of fundamental rights, as well as potential technical and legal solutions. The lack of transparency and accountability of automated decision-making systems and the biased outcomes they produce, which are among the main issues deriving from the use of AI-based systems, were largely tackled in the seminar. From the lively and fruitful discussions that characterised the seminar, it appears that stricter mandatory rules are needed to regulate this expanding field. Consequently, much hope is placed on the regulatory initiatives currently ongoing at the European Union and the Council of Europe.






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