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EU Fundamental Rights and Artificial Intelligence: Reconciling the Irreconcilable? A Talk by Dr. Maja Brkan

Dates:
  • Tue 27 Nov 2018 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-11-27 15:00 2018-11-27 17:00 Europe/Paris EU Fundamental Rights and Artificial Intelligence: Reconciling the Irreconcilable? A Talk by Dr. Maja Brkan

The debate on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on fundamental rights is gradually gaining attention in the academic discussion. At the forefront are questions on the impact of algorithms on fundamental rights, in particular on the prohibition of discrimination, right to privacy and freedom of expression. Other questions such as algorithms’ impact on human dignity, right to the integrity or prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment have thus far received less attention. The presentation aims to fill this gap and analyse the threats to the human rights derived from dignity in the setting of Artificial Intelligence. Questions such as ‘Does elderly care with intelligent robots impinge upon the human dignity of the elderly?’ and ‘Is an intelligent police robot allowed to kill a human suspect out of self-defence?’ will be put to the discussion. The presentation will elaborate on how AI can impact theoretical conceptions of fundamental rights and conclude with thoughts on why AI agents should not benefit from any type of fundamental rights protection. Dr. Maja Brkan, LL.M. (NYU), is Assistant Professor in EU Law at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University and Associate Director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law. Her research interests span the fields of data protection and protection of privacy in an electronic environment and the impact of artificial intelligence on society and on the role of the profession of lawyers. https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/maja.brkan

Seminar Room 1 - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 1 - Badia Fiesolana

The debate on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on fundamental rights is gradually gaining attention in the academic discussion. At the forefront are questions on the impact of algorithms on fundamental rights, in particular on the prohibition of discrimination, right to privacy and freedom of expression. Other questions such as algorithms’ impact on human dignity, right to the integrity or prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment have thus far received less attention. The presentation aims to fill this gap and analyse the threats to the human rights derived from dignity in the setting of Artificial Intelligence. Questions such as ‘Does elderly care with intelligent robots impinge upon the human dignity of the elderly?’ and ‘Is an intelligent police robot allowed to kill a human suspect out of self-defence?’ will be put to the discussion. The presentation will elaborate on how AI can impact theoretical conceptions of fundamental rights and conclude with thoughts on why AI agents should not benefit from any type of fundamental rights protection. Dr. Maja Brkan, LL.M. (NYU), is Assistant Professor in EU Law at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University and Associate Director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law. Her research interests span the fields of data protection and protection of privacy in an electronic environment and the impact of artificial intelligence on society and on the role of the profession of lawyers. https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/maja.brkan


Location:
Seminar Room 1 - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Working group

Organiser:
INFOSOC Working Group
Fundamental Rights Working Group

Contact:
Matteo Passigli - Send a mail

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