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In order to create a space for interdisciplinary discussions and exchanges on the governance issues raised by artificial intelligence, the Digital Law Center has launched the AI Tech & Policy Talks (AITPT) online series in October 2020. During each session of AITPT, a presentation is made by a distinguished speaker on a topic relating to IA governance. The presentation is followed by comments made by two expert commentators and by a general informal discussion with the participants. The AITPT events are organized in English.

 

Date and time: The DLC invites you to join us for the next session of our AI Tech & Policy Talks that will take place online on Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm (CEST ; Swiss time). This session will be exceptionally organized in the framework of the UNIGE’s Data Science Day on "Shaping a Better Future with Data: Data Science for Sustainable Development Goals".


Presenter: Prof. Yaniv Benhamou, Professor of Law at University of Geneva and member of the board of directors of the digital law center,  will make a presentation on the following topic : “How to use copyleft licenses and collective governance of data through data trusts, in order to increase data flows“. The idea is to explore the collective dimension of data, in particular how to expand open data to personal and non personal data (eg technical data and databases) through free and open licenses and collective management.

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Abstract: Data access is central for the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Data may be however subject to a multitude of rights and actors (e.g. copyrighted works or personal data posted on social media or collected through captcha and used for AI training purposes), leading to a fragmented legal framework. The presentation will explore how to apply copyleft licenses to all kind of data and collective governance of data through data trusts, in order to allow complex management of data and to increase data flows, while improving trust and control over the data. 

 

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Yaniv Benhamou

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, attorney at law
Member of the Board of…

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Ana Andrijevic

PhD student & Research and teaching assistant

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Jacques de Werra

Director of the Digital Law Center
Professor at the Faculty of Law

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Admissions and registration

Conditions of participation : Participation in the AI Tech & Policy Talks is free of charge but registration is mandatory. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 12.00 pm (CEST ; Swiss time).

Online registration: closed.

Contact & informations

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Previous editions

First session: October 29, 2020

The first session of the AI Tech & Policy Talks featured a presentation by Ana Andrijevic, teaching assistant and doctoral student at the Digital Law Center, on "Artificial Intelligence & Intellectual Property: Challenges and Perspectives". The PowerPoint presentation is available here.

The presentation was commented by Prof. Slava Voloshynovskiy, Faculty of Science, Computer Science and Centre Universitaire Informatique (CUI), University of Geneva, and Dr. Maria Assunta Cappelli, Centre Universitaire Informatique (CUI), University of Geneva.

Second session: December 3, 2020

The second session of the AI Tech & Policy Talks featured a presentation by Dr Matteo Tarantino, invited researcher at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, UNIGE, and Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Milan on "Analysis of Facebook Conversations: Prospects and Challenges". The PowerPoint presentation is available here.

The presentation was commented by Dr Jérôme Duberry, Lecturer and Researcher at the Dusan Sidjanski Center of Excellence in European Studies, Global Studies Institute, UNIGE and Ms. Hélène Bruderer, Ph.D Candidate and teaching and research assistant at the Faculty of Law and researcher at the Digital Law Center, UNIGE. 

Third session: January 28, 2021

The third presentation of the AI Tech & Policy Talks featured a presentation by Prof. Katarzyna Wac, Geneva School of Economics and Management, UNIGE, on "AI @ CARE: Laws and Ethics and Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare". The PowerPoint presentation is available here.

The presentation was commented by Professor François Fleuret, Computer Science, UNIGE and Ms. Sotiria Kechagia, scientific collaborator at the Faculty of Law and at the Digital Law Center, UNIGE.

Fourth session: March 3, 2021

The fourth presentation of the AI Tech & Policy Talks featured a presentation by Prof. Robin Geiss, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow and upcoming Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), on the following topic : "AI and the Digital Battlefield".

The presentation was commented by Prof. Marco Sassòli, Department of Public International Law and International Organization, UNIGE and Prof. Giovanna Di Marzo, Computer Science Center, UNIGE.

Fifth session: March 31, 2021

The fourth presentation of the AI Tech & Policy Talks featured a presentation by Dr Sivan Tamir,  Policy Counsel & Senior Research Fellow at the Israel Tech Policy Institute, on the following topic : "Implementing Algorithmic Decision-Making Systems in Social Welfare Services". The PowerPoint Presentation is available here.

The presentation was commented by Limor Shmerling Magazanik, Managing Director of the Israel Tech Policy Institute and Prof. Diego Kuonen, Geneva School of Economics and Management, UNIGE.

Sixth session: April 29, 2021

The sixth presentaiton of the AI Tech & Policy Talks featured a presentation by Dr Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Senior advisor of the Global Access in Action program at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Adjunct Professor and a Professorial Fellow at the United Nations University-MERIT, on the following topic : Artificial Intelligence and Structural Inequality: The Problems of Foreseeable and Unforeseeable Bias.

The presentation was commented by Dr james Wahutu, Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University and Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and Prof. Jean-Henry Morin, Associate Professor for Information Systems, University of Geneva.

Seventh session: June 29, 2021

The seventh presentaiton of the AI Tech & Policy Talks featured a presentation by Prof. Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at University of Surrey on the following topic : Protecting AI Output with Intellectual Property.