Stort grattis till Juridiska institutionens lag som tog tredje plats på tävlingen Cyber Challenge på Försvarshögskolan igår. Laget, The Cyber Regulators som coachades av IRI:s Stanley Greenstein och Katarina Fast Lappalainen, bestod av Carl Arvidsson, Emilia Falk, Arthur Kinski och Johan Mörlin.
Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our generation – and AI one of our most powerful tools for societal change. What happens when you combine the two?
AI Sweden together with RISE and Stockholm Resilience Center will reveal the key findings of the report AI in the service of the climate during this webinar. We will share insights on Sweden’s potential to lead the development in AI and climate internationally. The report reveals both where we are today and what the next step will be in order to make the urgent progress needed.
When? 10th of February 2021, 08:30 to 09:30
Where? Online, a link will be sent out one day before the event
In MDAI (Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence) we are particularly interested in the different facets of decision processes in a broad sense. This includes model building and all kind of mathematical tools for data aggregation, information fusion, and decision making; tools to help decision in data science problems (including e.g., statistical and machine learning algorithms as well as data visualization tools); and algorithms for data privacy and transparency-aware methods so that data processing processes and decisions made from them are fair, transparent, explainable and avoid unnecessary disclosure of sensitive information.
The MDAI conference includes tracks on the topics of (i) data science, (ii) machine learning, (iii) data privacy, (iv) aggregation funcions, (v) human decision making, and (vi) graphs and (social) networks. The conference has been since 2004 a forum for researchers to discuss last results into these areas of research. MDAI 2021 is the 18th MDAI conference.
Time : September 27-30, 2021
Place: On-line (+, if possible, hybrid Umeå, Sweden)
Source, call for papers and more information: http://www.mdai.cat/mdai2021/
Sverige ska bli bäst i världen på att dra nytta av de möjligheter digitaliseringen ger. AI och automatisering ger vår tids problemlösare bättre förutsättningar att hantera viktiga samhällsutmaningar. För att skapa maximal rörelse i en gemensam riktning har ett 50-tal aktörer från näringsliv, akademi och offentlig sektor tagit fram en AI-agenda för Sverige.
AI-agendan innehåller rekommendationer gällande bland annat investeringsbehov och policyutveckling inom en rad områden, formulerade som 23 konkreta förslag. När det nu är dags för nästa steg bjuder vi in dig att vara med på denna viktiga resa för Sverige.
Tid: Tisdagen den 23 februari kl. 09:00-10:30
Källa och mer information: https://www.ri.se/sv/ai-agendan-for-sverige-valkommen-pa-digital-lansering
Den 1:a januari 2021 publicerade addAI en reflektion av AI året som gått och lite om framtiden.
Under våren arrangeras tre online möten med djupare genomgång av olika områden koppat till en framtid med alltmer avancerade algoritmer. Arrangören kommer både presentera, diskutera och bjuda in gäster och involvera publiken i samtal. Det första mötet är kl. 9 den 5:e februari.
Källa och mer information: https://www.eventbrite.se/e/reflektioner-pa-ai-utvecklingen-biljetter-137277158677
IRI will present a panel at the 14th International Conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – CPDP 2021 Enforcing Rights in a Changing World — Wednesday 27 January 2021 (11.45am)
DATA PROTECTION BY DESIGN AND BY DEFAULT IN THE POST-COVID WORLD
Organised by The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI)
- Moderator Liane Colonna, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Stockholm University (SE)
- Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Stockholm University (SE);
- Athena Bourka, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) (EU);
- Achim Klabunde, Advisor to the Supervisor on Data Protection and Technology (EPDS) (EU)
- Jade Bui, Norwegian Data Protection Authority (NO)
Data Protection by Design and by Default (DPbDD) refers to the design and existence of embedded measures and safeguards and mechanisms that effectively protect thepersonal data protections principles, the rights and the freedoms of the data subject to data protection throughout the processing lifecycle of an application, service or product. In many ways, DPbDD can be seen as the sleeping giant of the GDPR: the entire burden of compliance hinges on this article where the data controller must design appropriate technological and organizational measures to address not just the core data protection principles listed in Article 5 but also the rights and the freedoms of the data subject and the requirements of the GDPR in general. This panel will consider the scope and enforcement of Article 25, particularly in the context of the pandemic and in the post-pandemic context. The discussion will cover issues including:
- What are the specific roles, responsibilities and liabilities of controllers, processors, hardware and software providers etc. when it comes to implementing this legal requirement?
- What does the concept of “the state of the art” mean and, who should be responsible for driving it?
- How should controllers demonstrate the effectiveness of a safeguard or measure?
- What is the relationship between AI and DPbDD?
More information on CPDP 2021: https://www.cpdpconferences.org
Den 10 december presenterade Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA) 42 nya ledamöter, varav två är från Stockholms universitet. De nyinvalda från Stockholms universitet är Örjan Gustafsson, professor i biogeokemi vid Institutionen för miljövetenskap samt Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, professor i rättsinformatik vid Juridiska institutionen.
Källa och mer information: https://www.su.se/nyheter/nya-ledam%C3%B6ter-fr%C3%A5n-stockholms-universitet-i-iva-1.531592
Open position in Legal Informatics with a focus on artificial intelligence and law (AI and Law) at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute (IRI). The position as associate senior lecturer is part of the initiative ‘The Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society’ (WASP-HS).
Read more on the official website of Stockholm University
It is time for the second edition of the AI Sweden Partner Week. AI Sweden Partner Week is a three-day online conference on the theme: Value creation through AI. The event will be broadcasted live during three morning shows on 1-3 December, between 8-9.30.
Innovation plays an important role in how competitive a nation remains over time and Sweden is considered one of the most innovative countries in the world. Sweden Innovation Days allows participants from over 50 countries to learn more about Sweden as an innovation country. There is also an opportunity to create new international innovation collaborations in AI. International experts from leading AI countries such as Japan and Canada will give their views on developments in various fields.
Sweden Innovation Days is arranged by Vinnova together with AI Innovation of Sweden, Ignite Sweden, Swedish Incubators and Science Parks (SISP) and the Swedish Energy Agency.
Join this global experience on 17-19 November!
Source and more information: https://swedeninnovationdays.confetti.events/
Stockholm University’s research group “AI and Law” is one of eleven new research groups that gets support within The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). The program now expands its contribution to the humanities and social sciences research for studies on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.
Source and more information: https://wasp-hs.org/news/11-new-research-groups-within-wasp-hs-on-the-challenges-and-impact-of-ai/
Upcoming autumn seminars from PI.lab: https://pilab.nl/events/symposia/sessies.html
15 doctoral positions are now open in the Marie Curie project visuAAL (Privacy-aware and acceptable video based technologies and services for active and assisted living).
Deadline for applications are November 20, 2020.
Source and more information: https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/esr-vacancies
There is a lot of talk about Cloud Act and its implications. AI Sweden will, together with Google, Peltarion and MAQS Law Firm, try to straighten out some questions and misconceptions related to the regulation during a webinar on October 22, 2020. The webinar is part of the Data Factory Series and, in this episode, with a legal focus. Welcome to take part of a presentation by Ted Schönbeck, Head of Cloud Technology Google Cloud, Sweden, followed by a panel discussion focusing on the legal implications of Cloud Act.
Post-Doctoral Fellow Liane Colonna has been appointed to be the Action Vice Chair in the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action entitled Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living (“GoodBrother”).
The aim of GoodBrother is to increase the awareness on the ethical, legal, and privacy issues associated to audio- and video-based monitoring and to propose privacy-aware working solutions for assisted living, by creating an interdisciplinary community of researchers and industrial partners from different fields (computing, engineering, healthcare, law, sociology) and other stakeholders (users, policy makers, public services), stimulating new research and innovation. GoodBrother will offset the “Big Brother” sense of continuous monitoring by increasing user acceptance, exploiting these new solutions, and improving market reach.
The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy provides a meeting point for researchers and practitioners, addressing the security and privacy challenges of information systems from both technological and social perspectives. The conference welcomes papers of either practical or theoretical nature, and is interested in research or applications addressing all aspects of security and privacy, and encompassing issue of concern for organizations, individuals and society at large.
Position/Regular paper submission deadline: October 29, 2020
Exceptionally, due to COVID-19, regular paper submissions are accepted until the deadline defined for position papers.
Source and more information: http://www.icissp.org
The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), the Swedish Association for IT and Law (SIJU) and the Swedish Trust for Legal Information arrange the XXXV Nordic Conference in Law and IT. The Conference is held in Stockholm on November 11-12, 2020. The theme this year is Law in the era of AI.
More information and program: https://irilaw.org/e20/
Calls for changes to the regulatory paradigm for content moderation on social media platforms have been growing recently. One such proposal comes from the 2019 Israel Democracy Institute (IDI)/Yad Vashem Recommendations for Reducing Online Hate Speech, which consists of a list of measures formulated by an international team of researchers working under the guidance of senior human rights experts (including serving U.N. rapporteurs and past and present U.N. treaty body members) and under the coordination of Prof. Yuval Shany who coordinated the process of formulating the recommendations on behalf of IDI. The webinar will present the recommendations and discuss more generally about the challenges of online hate speech and social media platforms. The event will be held on September 24, 2020, and is free of charge (upon online registration).
Den 3 september byter AI Innovation of Sweden namn till AI Sweden. AI Sweden är Sveriges nationella center för tillämpning av artificiell intelligens. AI Sweden stöds av svenska staten samt näringsliv och offentlig sektor över hela landet. Kärnan i arbetet är att öka användningen av AI i Sverige med målet att stärka svenska samhällsfunktioner, vår konkurrenskraft och förbättra livet för människor som lever i Sverige.
IRI är founding partner AI Sweden. IRIs representant i styrgruppen är Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg.
Källa och mer information: https://www.ai.se/
IRI participates in visuAAL (Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living), starting on September 1, 2020. visuAAL is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network.
Source and more information: https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/