The Digital Development Unit of the Information Society Department organises a series of webinars on the impact of digitlal on human rights, democracy and the rule of law, in support of initiatives by Council of Europe sectors. These webinars are an opportunity for experts from different backgrounds to meet and discuss issues related to the digital transformation of society.
The AI&Law series, co-organised by the Council of Europe and the University of Strasbourg (UMR DRES), are regular meetings open to a wide public, public decision-makers, officials from international organisations and national administrations and academics, whose aim is to measure the stakes of subjects at the frontiers of digital techniques and the practice of law.
Three experts have been invited to discuss on the certification of algorithmic systems. Arisa Ema, PhD, Project Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo (Japan), Nicolas Economou, Chief executive of H5 and chair of the Law Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (United States) and Yaniv Benamou, PhD, Of Counsel Attorney, Lecturer at the University of Geneva (intellectual property, digital privacy and technology law) (Switzerland) shared their views on this modality of regulation.
The webinar has been opened Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-2018) (United Kingdom) and closed by by Thibault de Ravel d’Esclapon, PhD, deputy-director the research federation « L’Europe en mutation » (University of Strasbourg).
Three experts have discussed on the topic of predictive policing and rule of technology. Marine Kettani, policy officer at the Ministry of Justice (France), Christopher Markou, Leverhulme Fellow and Lecturer (United Kingdom), Antoinette Rouvroy, Senior Researcher at the University of Namur (Belgium), will analyse the current state of affairs in Europe and share their views on the consequences of the increasing use of algorithms in public policies. The webinar has been opened and closed by Rik Daems, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Three experts were brought together on the theme of tracking applications on mobile phones in the fight against COVID-19. Michael Veale, Lecturer at University College London (United Kingdom), Dino Pedreschi, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa (Italy) and Adrien Basdevant (France), a data protection lawyer, discussed the myths and realities of these applications.