CPH – Evaluation Seminar for PhD student Léonard Van Rompaey: Legal Disruption by Artificial Intelligence – by University of Copenhagen

All interested are kindly invited to participate in Léonard’s evaluation seminar of his PhD-project, entitled:

Legal Disruption by Artificial Intelligence: a Study of the Incompatibilities Between Law and Robots

A short, updated description of the project is available here.

“My research focuses on artificial intelligence’s legal disruption. Where does law fail to regulate robots? With very little deployment, we are already identifying legal challenges to the incorporation of artificial intelligence and autonomy in healthcare, transportation, warfare and many other areas of human activity. I try to identify and better understand the common denominators to the symptomatic disruptions that appear in various legal fields. The first common element is artificial intelligence, and I explore the exceptionalism of this technology in comparison to previous innovative disruptions. The second common element is the law itself.

I try to expose law as a deeply anthropocentric concept, using tools from cognitive neurosciences, behavioural economics and theory of law. When we try to regulate robots as objects (as we do with cars) the law fails to acknowledge the agency of the robot, which intervenes actively—not randomly or predictably—on the outcome from the action. When we try to regulate robots as agents, tensions and abrasions appear because of the human nature of law, a tool made by and for human beings and curtailed to constraining our behaviour. To address those theoretical and conceptual questions of incompatibility between the law and robotics is foundational to find answers to the symptomatic occurrences of AI legal disruption.”

The seminar takes place on Thursday 6 June 2019 from 10:00-12:00, meeting room 6B-4-04, Njalsgade 76, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen S 

External commentator at the seminar is: Bryan Druzin (CUHK)

Supervisor of the project, Hin-Yan Liu, will act as chair of the seminar.

All interested parties are welcome!

The seminar will be held in English

CPH – FutureLegal 2019 – by ComputerWorld and ComplyCloud

FutureLegal giver dig viden og inspiration til at imødegå fremtiden for juridiske ydelser

Digitaliseringen og de teknologiske muligheder er flyttet ind i advokatbranchen og hos virksomhedernes juridiske afdelinger. Samtidig er LegalTech-industrien for alvor begyndt at spire frem på samme måde, som vi så FinTech gøre det for ca. fem år siden.

På FutureLegal får du den bedste indsigt i, hvordan de teknologiske muligheder og udviklingen i markedet udnyttes bedst. Konferencens oplæg tæller som obligatorisk efteruddannelse for advokater, og der uddeles kursusbeviser. Programmet byder blandt andet på:

Service design for juridiske ydelser
​Mulighederne for corporate incubation
Pitch fra førende LegalTech startups
Etiske overvejelser ved brug af AI
…og meget mere.

Register with the code “nordiclegal” to get a nice discount of 1,000 DKK.

CPH – Tech&Law Breakfast: Blame it on the robot – by University of Copenhagen

Visiting researcher Paula Casadesus presents “Blame it on the robot: rethinking liability rules for robot harms”.

Paula Casadesus is a visiting researcher at the CILCC center, and is originally carrying out her research at the University of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca (Spain). Her research focuses on the liability for the damages caused by robots. She tries to identify where the applicable law might fail to regulate robots’ harmful actions and the difficulties and challenges of establishing a new legal framework that fits the unique characteristics of AI machines.

In this presentation, Paula will firstly analyze the concept of “smart autonomous robots”. Secondly, She will talk about the applicable law and will explain some of the challenges it may face when it comes to regulating robots and the damages they may cause. Finally, she will shortly address other proposals that have been made in order to deal with the liability issues these robots may raise.


For participation in the lecture please use this registration form no later than 2 April 2019 , 23:59.