Ethical and Legal implications of Artificial Intelligence
Monday 16 July 2018

How will artificial intelligence influence the legal landscape?

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform the world we live in, within a decade. Every career and every industry will soon be influenced by AI. Machines equipped with artificial intelligence are becoming steadily more capable of complex tasks, and displaying higher levels of perception, intuition, and intelligence.

This raises questions of philosophical and ethical import. How will artificial intelligence influence the legal and judicial landscape, in an era where machines can analyse forensic evidence, comprehend legal documents, and even generate verdicts? What questions of ethics are raised when autonomous machines can give diagnoses, conduct medical tests, and perform surgeries? How much autonomy do we give intelligent machines, and who do we blame when they make mistakes?

As a specific example, we will see how AI and technology, in general, shape the legal industry and what opportunities arise for legal corporations and professionals interested in the legal industry.

About the speakers:

Georgios Stathis is a Ph.D. Candidate on Computational Law and Data Science and Research Assistant at the Introduction of the Data Protection Reform to the Judicial System (INFORM) project of eLaw Center at Leiden University. He studied Global Law at Tilburg University and International and European Trade and Investment Law at the University of Amsterdam and is currently researching and experimenting the interaction of law and technology.

Olya Kudina is a PhD candidate at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente. She is interested in the empirically-oriented philosophy and ethics of technology. She works on a project “Mediated Morality: Google Glass, Sex Selection, and the complex interactions between ethics and technology.” Her research investigates how human norms and values are co-shaped by technologies around us. Olga’s research interests are related to ethics, postphenomenology, meaning-making, technomoral change, new and emerging technologies, privacy and surveillance.


18:00 - Doors Open

18:30 - First talk + Q&A

19:10 - Break

19:30 - Second talk + Q&A

20:10 - Networking & drinks


18:00 PM

The Hague Tech, third floor

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