At present there is a public vote for determining the winner of the prestigious Sophiastipendet on the future of AI. Please join the vote to support IRI’s Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg and the addAI team at https://www.bisnode.se/om-bisnode/om-oss/sophiastipendiet/sophiastipendiet-omrostning/
AI Innovation of Sweden was opened today at Lindholmen Science Park, together with more than 40 partners that have been confirmed to date. The Minister for Energy and Digitalisation, Anders Ygeman, was there to open the national centre, which will use cooperation and co-location to accelerate innovation and research in practical applied Artificial Intelligence – AI.
Press release: https://www.ai.se/en/news/ai-innovation-sweden-officially-launched
Source and more information: https://www.ai.se/en
The Montreal Declaration is addressed to any person, organization and company that wishes to take part in the responsible development of artificial intelligence, whether it’s to contribute scientifically or technologically, to develop social projects, to elaborate rules (regulations, codes) that apply to it, to be able to Contest bad or unwise approaches, or to be able to alert public opinion when necessary.
Source and more information: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ebc3a3_c5c1c196fc164756afb92466c081d7ae.pdf
The European Hub of the NoC and the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin invite submissions for the essay competition twentyforty – utopias for a digital society. They are looking for radical and thought-provoking visions on what society will look like in 2040.
You can submit your idea here until 4 March, 2019.
Source and more information: https://www.hiig.de/en/twentyforty/
AI Innovation of Sweden is organizing a seminar with groundbreaking entrepreneurs that are using AI to achieve their objectives. Björn Stansvik & Elgin Beloy, Cohereum, will open our eyes to the incredible possibilities and speed that AI enables, and Philip Chow, Co-Founder and CEO of Humanitas.ai, will discuss the importance and the opportunities of using AI for good.
Time: February 6, 12.00-13.00
Place: Lindholmen Conference Center (Pascal), Gothenburg
Booking and more information: https://sv-se.invajo.com/event/aiinnovationofsweden/internationaloutlook%03twosidesofaispeedresponsibility///invite?utm_campaign=event_invitation&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email
Welcome to the official opening of AI Innovation of Sweden. Meet partners, colleagues and organisations involved in the Swedish ecosystem, and enjoy music, snacks and beverages at the new co-location site of AI Innovation of Sweden on February 6, 2019.
Booking and more information: https://sv-se.invajo.com/event/aiinnovationofsweden/invitationtotheofficialopening///invite?utm_campaign=event_invitation&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email
The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) is organizing the second edition of the PhD Colloquium on “The Regulation of New Technologies” which will take place at Tilburg University on 20 June 2019.
Source and more information: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/show/event-phd-colloquium-regulation-new-technologies/
AISB2019’s Explainable Artificial Intelligence Symposium will be held in Falmouth, UK, between the 16th and 18th of April 2019. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers from all aspects of XAI (AI systems that behave or provide the necessary information so that their working becomes comprehensible to the human user), and to foster an exchange of the current state of the art while facilitating the development of connections between different subfields of XAI.
Juridisk Institut på Syddansk Universitet er i år vært for Konferencen i Nordisk Forvaltningsret under temaet Digital Forvaltning. Konferencen afholdes i Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster 20-22 august 2019.
Source: Nordisk forvaltningsretlig konference_call for papers.pdf
The Digital Government Society (DGS) will hold the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2019) on 18-20 June, 2019, at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference will feature the main theme of “Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence“. The growing applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are triggering numerous opportunities – as well as challenges and dilemmas – for governments worldwide.
Dg.o conferences are an established forum for presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital government, political participation, civic engagement, technology innovation, applications, and practice. Each year the conference brings together scholars recognized for the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of their work, their contributions to theory (rigor) and practice (relevance), their focus on important and timely topics and the quality of their writing.
Source and more information: https://easychair.org/cfp/dgo2019
The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute 1968-2018
In November 2018, IRI celebrated its 50th anniversary. To highlight this, a new volume in the series Scandinavian Studies in Law has been published. 50 Years of Law and IT presents 24 newly written articles by Scandinavian authors contributing their expertise on specific topics related to Law and IT. The articles are arranged under the subheadings Regulatory Techniques, Data Protection, Administration, Automation and Intellectual Property. The contributions do not exclusively address single issues. In line with the understanding of legal informatics as an interdisciplinary field of research, both regulative and substantive IT-related matters come to the fore. The table of content is available here http://www.scandinavianlaw.se/index.php?page=index-database
50 Years of Law and IT (Scandinavian Studies in Law Volume 65, Stockholm, 2018, 444 pages) can be ordered from:
Address: Artillerigatan 67, SE-114 45 Stockholm, Sweden
The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and the Governance and Regulation Chair (GovReg) at University Paris-Dauphine | PSL Research University announce the 5th Economic Governance workshop, “Governance of Big Data and AI” which will take place at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, on June 6-7, 2019.
More information and call for paper: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilec/events/govreg-workshop/
The Committee of Convention 108 announces the launch of the first edition of the Stefano Rodotà award, which aims to highlight innovative and original academic research projects in the field of data protection.
The aim of this initiative is to advance the thinking on data protection and to develop related policies, while giving increased visibility to creative and quality projects from the academic sector. This prize will be awarded in honor and memory of the Italian Professor and politician Stefano Rodotà.
Source and more information: https://www.coe.int/en/web/data-protection/rodota-award
The Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona is offering a postdoctoral tenure-track position in Cyberlaw and Cyber rights as part of the Law Department strategy to recruit talented researchers in high priority research disciplines. The candidate is expected to join the academic staff at UPF Law Department, to teach and research in Cyberlaw and Cyber rights, to take part in the Department’s research activities and to hold management positions.
Source and more information: https://www.upf.edu/documents/6764143/213071016/DEF_TT+UPF-La+Caixa+Cyberlaw+and+cyber+rights.pdf/f85ed542-7866-8d16-016f-e674e9bd23ef
I takt med den eskalerande utvecklingen inom artificiell intelligens – AI – aktualiseras frågan om AI kan ersätta domare i rättsprocesser och handläggare som fattar myndighetsbeslut. Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, professor i rättsinformatik och regeringens särskilda utredare om digitaliseringen av offentlig förvaltning, reder ut frågan i Svenska dagbladet.
IRI:s medarbetare Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, professor i rättsinformatik, har lett utredningen som föreslår inrättande av en särskild lag som reglerar forskningsdatabaser. Syftet med lagen är att underlätta för forskning som använder registerdata samtidigt som den personliga integriteten ska skyddas. Förslaget lämnades till regeringen i juni. Den lag utredningen föreslår ska ersätta den tillfälliga lag som har gällt sedan 2013. Läs hela artikeln i Vetenskapsrådets tidning Curie.
Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) has a vacancy for a Lecturer (1.0 FTE for a fixed period for 1 year, with possible extension). TILT conduct research into the legal and social implications of various emerging technologies such as ICT, bio- and nanotechnology, neurotechnology and robotics. A key feature of the institute’s research program is the interaction between legal, technological, and social perspectives. Read more about the job opening.
The Network of Centers’ latest newsletter has focus on Fake News & Freedom of Expression. Five centers of the NoC explore how the issue has been dealt within their respective countries, offering a glimpse of the worldwide discussion: Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University (United States), Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (Italy), InternetLab (Brazil), Institute for Communication Sciences (France), and QUT Digital Media Research Centre (Australia). Read more on The Network of Centers’ official site.
Modern Intellectual Property Governance and Openness in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?
When and where: December 13th-14th, 2018, at the University of Antwerp
ICIL 2018 – the 8th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics – aims to further the discussion about modern governance of IPRs in Europe and to explore different perspectives on how openness could be operationalized within the context of IP protection. The conference will examine the challenges of digitalization, collaboration, data sharing and innovation within the context of IP protection (incl. copyright protection, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, designs, etc.
Suggested paper topics: access to information, access to knowledge, open innovation, co-creation, open source, open science, open access, open data, data sharing, Nagoya Protocol, artificial intelligence & IPRs, openness and blockchain technology (non-exhaustive list).
SSF (Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning) har i samband med seminariet “Är vi smarta nog för AI” i Almedalen publicerat en rapport där experter och tänkare från vitt skilda områden ger sin syn på hur AI kan komma att omskapa samhället. IRI:s föreståndare Peter Wahlgren har bidragit till rapporten som kan laddas ner på SSF:s hemsida, https://strategiska.se/app/uploads/livet-med-ai.pdf