Lund – The Future of Law – by Tech Academy Lund

Tech Academy is a unique two-day program and the first of its kind at Lund University. It is tailored to law students at the Law Faculty at Lund University attending master courses (minimum T5) interested in innovative and emerging technologies such as Artificial intelligence, Blockchain and Smart contracts.

You will be introduced to a framework and strategies for solving some of the legal issues that arise when new technology is implemented within different industries when put into practical business use.

Tech Academy aims to provide law students with a fresh perspective on how to think differently about the world of tech law and in embracing the challenges that comes with the future of digitalization. If you are a student at the Law Faculty and have finished your fourth semester, you have the opportunity to participate in this program which will be hosted between 9-10 May 2019.

The program is offered by the Law Faculty at Lund University, the Law Students association (Juridiska Föreningen Lund) and Julian Nowag, Director of the European Business Law Master Program.


To apply for this two day event please submit cv and a personal letter. To be eligible, you must have finished at least T5 or attend any of the masters program at the faculty of Law. The personal letter should motivate why you would like to take part in this event (300 words max).

The application is sent to before April 1, 2019. Please note that seminars are mandatory and if you are given a spot to the academy it is expected to attend all events.

CPH – Expert Speakers Series on Law and Artificial Intelligence – talk by Roger Brownsword – by University of Copenhagen

In the opening talk of the Expert Speakers Series on Law and Artificial Intelligence, we are delighted to have Professor Roger Brownsword present his latest book: Law, Technology and Society.

This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law. If crime is controlled, if human health and safety are secured, if the environment is protected, not by rules but by measures of technological management—designed into products, processes, places and so on—what should we make of this transformation?

In an era of smart regulatory technologies, how should we understand the ‘regulatory environment’, and the ‘complexion’ of its regulatory signals? How does technological management sit with the Rule of Law and with the traditional ideals of legality, legal coherence, and respect for liberty, human rights and human dignity? What is the future for the rules of criminal law, torts and contract law—are they likely to be rendered redundant? How are human informational interests to be specified and protected? Can traditional rules of law survive not only the emergent use of technological management but also a risk management mentality that pervades the collective engagement with new technologies? Even if technological management is effective, is it acceptable? Are we ready for rule by technology?

Undertaking a radical examination of the disruptive effects of technology on the law and the legal mind-set, Roger Brownsword calls for a triple act of re-imagination: first, re-imagining legal rules as one element of a larger regulatory environment of which technological management is also a part; secondly, re-imagining the Rule of Law as a constraint on the arbitrary exercise of power (whether exercised through rules or through technological measures); and, thirdly, re-imagining the future of traditional rules of criminal law, tort law, and contract law.

Read more about the book

Time:  8 May 2019, 13:00-15:00

Venue: Conference/Flex room, ground floor, room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, 2300 Copenhagen S


For participation in the event please use this registration form no later than 6 May 2019 12:00.

GOT – Artificial Intelligence Connect – by ÅF Pöyry

ÅF Pöyry welcomes you to Artificial Intelligence Connect!

The agenda:

10:00 am – 10:15 am –Mingle

10:15 am – 10:50 am – Panel Discussion 1 : Personal privacy vs. public security

10:55 am – 11:15 am – Short Seminar : Rise of Conversational AI Chatbots

11:20 am – 11:55 am – Panel Discussion 2 : Will AI take my job?

11:55 am – 12:10 pm – Closing Mingle

Personal privacy vs. public security : Panel Discussion

Across the world, We can see clear developments with more data and increasingly advanced ways of analyzing these data patterns. But unfortunately, we can only set the limits for what can be monitored just by our imagination and further creating laws (not by technology). Today there are camera systems that can follow the slightest movement and even analyze behaviors. But also the data we ourselves leave behind on social media or other places on the net can be analyzed in a way that has not been possible before. How will this change our view of personal privacy? Where is the limit for what we are prepared to accept for a safer society?

You all are cordially invited for this very interesting panel discussion, moderated by Fredrik Hofflander, Head of Connected Solutions (Data Science and Artificial Intelligence)

Rise of conversational AI chatbots : Short Seminar

A recent study suggests that consumer buying pattern is changing. People now prefer to interact with the business in real time while making their purchases over any other medium of communication. In order to dive more and more consumer interaction, it is becoming increasingly important for every sector to initiate real-time conversations with the help of AI.

With the help of technologies such as natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning, real-time conversations between conversational AI chatbots and consumers can increase to a great extent. Earlier, a human had to be constantly present for carrying out real-time communications with customers. The best thing about this technology is that the interaction gets better as users use the bot.

Consumers like information to be made available to them quickly at the tap of a button or in a single click. They can easily turn to competitors when they are frustrated due to the unavailability of information quickly. If the competitors provide users the experience they are looking for, it can negatively impact your business. The most common complaints include an inability to navigate through the website, not finding information regarding the business details, phone number, hours of operation, etc. Another factor that drives away users is when they can’t find solutions to simple queries.

If you want to learn more about chatbots, then you are very welcome to join us. Prajit Datta, AI Research Scientist from ÅF Pöyry will host this seminar to take you through the developmental journey of conversational AI.

Will AI take my job? : Panel Discussion

About 35% of all current jobs are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte. Jobs have, as long as mankind been around, always been replaced by tools, machines and automation. This has always been in a speed that we have been able to manage. So why are so many people worried now? Is AI just a hype or will AI replace us all?

You all are cordially invited for this very interesting panel discussion, moderated by Fredrik Hofflander, Head of Connected Solutions (Data Science and Artificial Intelligence)

Will food be served? – Yes, refreshments are waiting for you.

See you soon!

This is part of Gothenburg Tech Week


GOT – Tech Trends of West Sweden – by Business Region Göteborg

The trends are ubiquitous and numerous, but influencing us all. AI, AR/VR, CyberSecurity & IOT are recently mapped. What is most relevant, what will be the next step? Is there anything we are missing in the puzzle?

Join Business Region at Universeum’s The Hub and listen to a deep dive in the current tech trends!

This event is part of Gothenburg Tech Week


GOT – Gothenburg Tech Week 2019

Welcome to Gothenburg Tech Week!

Do you want to know more about the Gothenburg startup and tech community?
Do you want to work or invest in a startup?
Or do you want to learn more about the latest tech trends?

Then #gbgtechweek is for you!

#gbgtechweek strives to make Gothenburg one of the best tech communities in the world! During one week, several diverse and inspiring events, covering the full range from tech to business, is hosted in Gothenburg.

CPH – CECS lunch seminar with Linda Senden & Raphaelë Xinidis – by Copenhagen University

The protection of the fundamental right to equality in the age of artificial intelligence: Has anti-discrimination law become unfit?

By Linda Senden & Raphaële Xenidis.

With the development of artificial intelligence, an increasing number of complex algorithms are filtering through in our daily decision-making processes, influencing our choices and even our preferences and tastes in a rather unnoticed way. Yet, this has important repercussions for a number of areas of life regulated by EU law, such as employment, the consumption and supply of goods and services, data protection, and relations with public authorities to cite just a few. How to ensure that core principles of EU law, such as the principle of non-discrimination and its counterpart, the Union’s citizens fundamental right to equality, are respected in an area of complex multi-level and automatized decision-making?

Implicit bias, stereotypes, and symbolic harms spread through machine-learning processes invisibly and at great speed and risk shaping discriminatory decisions, which bear grave material consequences for people’s daily lives. Questions arise, such as: How to ensure that protected categories such as gender, race or disability, do not intervene at any step of an employer’s decision to hire, from the diffusion of a job ad until the signature of a work contract? How to make a case for discrimination in front of the lack of transparency of algorithms, the non-traceability of decision-making chains, and the multiplication of proxies? How to hold AI service providers accountable and who is liable?

Artificial intelligence thus poses numerous new challenges, which the current EU equality framework seems unfit to address. These challenges exist at two levels: the conceptual level and the enforcement level. Taking EU anti-discrimination law as a case study, the aim of this contribution will be:

  • first to examine which challenges lay in front of the EU legislator. We aim to identify the main friction points between the conceptual framework offered by EU non-discrimination law and the new digital reality of the internal market.
  • second, to examine the unfitness of EU equality law from an enforcement perspective. We propose to map the challenges that are likely to arise in the near future.

Finally, we will propose reflections on possible pathways to ensure the continuous protection of the fundamental right to equality and the general principle of non-discrimination in EU law in the digital age.


For participation in the seminar please use this registration form no later than 18 February 2019 , 11:00.

The seminar is part of a CECS seminar series on constitutional dimensions in the digital era. 

Sandwich and soft drinks will be served.

Linda Senden

Linda Senden studied international law, European law and European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2003 she defended her PhD on Soft law in European Community law at Tilburg University and she was appointed professor of European law at this university in 2004 Since 2011, she holds the chair of European law at Utrecht University ( She is the director of the LL.M program on European law, co-director of RENFORCE; the Utrecht research centre on ‘Shared Regulation and Enforcement in Europe’ and a member of the Committee of European integration of the Advisory Council International Affairs to the Dutch government and parliament. Her research focuses mainly on issues of EU institutional and constitutional law and on various forms of European – public and private – regulation. Currently, she is finalizing an edited volume on Private Regulation and Enforcement in the EU, which will be published by Hart Publishing in 2019. She also has a track record in researching EU gender equality law and has been involved in numerous research projects in this area. Her latest publication in this field concerns a comparative report prepared within the framework of the European Commission’s gender equality network on the regulatory, policy and enforcement approaches in 33 European states to promote the number of women on corporate boards ( As of January 2018, she is one of the directors of the multidisciplinary UU Hub on Gender and Diversity (see and as of January 2019, she is the coordinator of the European Commission’s gender equality network.

Raphaële Xenidis

Raphaële Xenidis is a researcher in EU gender equality law at the International and European Law Department of Utrecht University and a Ph.D. candidate in European anti-discrimination law at the European University Institute. She has been working on issues of intersectionality, discrimination and equality law in the framework of her dissertation at the EUI since 2014 and her research interests are intersectionality and the law, European anti-discrimination law, critical and feminist legal studies, legal mobilization issues and bias and discrimination in algorithmic decision-making. At Utrecht University, Raphaële is a member of the SIM (human rights) and RENFORCE (EU law) research centers and works for the gender equality law stream of the European Equality Law Network, coordinated by Prof. Linda Senden and Dr. Alexandra Timmer. Raphaële is also part of the managing team of the Gender and Diversity Hub, an interdisciplinary research platform on gender equality and diversity issues.

CPH – AI Applied: How Companies And Governments Can Use AI – by DGP and Alexandra Institute

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a technology that has gained extreme popularity for its’ vast potential. At this seminar we will dive into how companies and governments utilize this technology. AI experts, companies, governmental departments and startups will let you in on how they use AI in their practice.

Who can attend?

The event is for corporations, government institutions, interest organizations, researchers, students and everyone else looking to be inspired on the use of AI, but also for the ones who are curious on the current limitations of the technology. The programme will cover a basic introduction to what AI is, how users and suppliers are using AI services, updates on regulation in Denmark and future perspectives on what AI can’t do… yet.

This seminar is a part of a series of events, where we explore how industry 4.0 technologies can be applied. Arranged by Digital Growth Path (DGP) from Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship and Alexandra Institute in collaboration with the Danish Industry Foundation. Keep an eye out for our next seminar in the series of Industry 4.0 technologies events, that will be about Blockchain and Cybersecurity.


Date: 7/2 2019

Location: PHRs20, Råvarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg


10.00 Arrival
10.15 Welcome by Claus Birkedal, DGP, and Anders Kofod, Alexandra Institute

AI appplied: Supplier/User Cases, Legal and Technical Limitations

10.30 “About AI: Terminology, History and How to get started” by Anders Kofod, Deputy Director at Alexandra Institute
11.00 “Quality Optimization” by Tue Moerck, Managing Director of IH Foods
11.20 “Implementing an AI solution” by Mikael Munck, Founder & CEO of
11.40 “The hard-to-crack tasks. What CAN’T be done yet by AI” by Thomas Bolander, Associate Professor at DTU Compute

12.00 Lunch

12.30 “Fraud-detection” by Carsten Ingerslev, Office Manager of Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen)
12.50 “Water-leakage detection in Utilities” by Jeppe Johansen, Co-founder of Sense-Analytics
13.00 “Talent recruitment without bias” by Jenifer Clausell-Tormos, Founder of Develop Diverse
13.10 “AI in Customer Service” by Johan Walldius, Managing Director of IBM-Bluewolf

13.30 Break

13.40 “AI standardization and Data Ethics” by Kim Skov Hilding, Consultant at Dansk Standard
13.55  “Optimizing Logistics” by Klaus Kähler Holst, Principal Scientist at Maersk Transport & Logistics
14.10 Panel QA
14.30 Mingling

There’s a limited number of tickets for both professionals and students.

CPH – Tech&Law Breakfast: AI as threat and opportunity for the global legal order – by University of Copenhagen

Matthijs Maas is a PhD Fellow at the AI and Legal Disruption Research Group (Centre for International Law, Conflict and Crisis, University of Copenhagen), and a Research Affiliate with the Center for the Governance of AI (Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford). His work focuses on exploring global governance approaches and instruments for emerging disruptive AI capabilities.

About: The Digitalisation Hub is excited to launch a monthly Tech&Law Breakfast series at the faculty. During the breakfast, participants will be able to enjoy a research presentation, whilst having a cup of coffee or tea, a croissant and some fruit. The breakfast series is targeted towards external stakeholders, lawyers, researchers, students and everyone with an interest in technology and law.

Time: 6 February 2019 8:45-09:45

Place: Pejsestuen (Atrium under the stairs), ground floor, room 7A.0.16, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Find a short video on the last Tech & Law breakfast here.