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.
Source and more information: https://sv-se.invajo.com/event/aisweden/aiswedenpartnerweek/invite?utm_campaign=event_invitation&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email
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/
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.
Source and more information: https://sv-se.invajo.com/event/aisweden/thedatafactoryseriesdemystifyingcloudact///invite?utm_campaign=event_invitation&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email
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).
Source and more information: https://www.digitallawcenter.ch/evenement/2020/fighting-against-online-hate-speech-what-expect-social-media-platforms
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.
Subscribe to visuAAL’s newsletter if you want to stay informed on the latest news, new publications, upcoming webinars and training events. Available ESR PhD positions.
Source and more information: https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/
The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP) 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.
Submission Deadline: September 14, 2020
ICISSP 2021 Conference: February 11 – 13, 2021
Source and more information: http://www.icissp.org/
In June 2018, the European Commission appointed a “AI High Level Expert Group” (AI-HLEG) to support the implementation of the European Strategy on Artificial Intelligence. One of the first results of the AI-HLEG has been to deliver ethics guidelines on Artificial Intelligence (https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/ai-alliance-consultation/guidelines). These guidelines put forward a human-centered approach to AI, and list seven key requirements that human-centered, trustworthy AI systems should meet. Many of today’s most popular AI methods, however, fail to meet these guidelines: making them compliant is a scientific endeavor that is as crucial as it is challenging and stimulating.
1st International Workshop on New Foundations for Human-Centered AI will collectively address the fundamental questions of what are the scientific and technological gaps that we have to fill in order to make AI systems “human-centered” in terms of the above guidelines.
The workshop is part of ECAI-2020, the European Conference on AI, held on Aug 29 – Sep 8.
Source and more information: http://nehuai2020.aass.oru.se/
The Network of Centers (NoC) has launched a new joint project exploring ”The Ethics of Digitalisation: From Principles to Practice.” Led by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), the Berkman Klein Center, and the Digital Asia Hub, and in collaboration with other NoC research centers, the project advances dialogue and action at the intersection of science, politics, digital economy, and civil society. Digitalization efforts are rapidly proliferating across sectors, prompting new and large-scale ethical challenges that arise from technological development and deployment that have important rights and justice implications. The project will engage interdisciplinary networks of scholars and students, as well as civil society groups, policymakers, and other stakeholders in order to advance research outputs with social relevance in application-related and practice-based contexts such as content moderation, tech-assisted learning, or well-being.
Source and more information: http://networkofcenters.net/more/ethics-digitalisation
There is an increasing public pressure on platform companies to more soundly police the content on their sites. To address this, platforms are turning to algorithmic content moderation systems. These systems prioritize content that promises to increase engagement and block content that is deemed illegal or is infringing the platforms own policies and guidelines. But content moderation is a ‘wicked problem’ that raises many questions all of which eschew simple answers. Where is the line between hate speech and freedom expression – and how to automate and deploy this on a global scale? Are platforms overblocking legitimate content, or are they rather failing to limit illegal speech on their sites? This is just one of the many pressing issues related to platform governance – a number of which will be addressed in an interdisciplinary research sprint on “AI and platform governance” offered virtually at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). Applications from advanced PhD researchers and early post-docs with diverse backgrounds (IT, law, political sciences and related fields) are invited to join the research sprint from 17th of August 2020 to 25th of October 2020.
Source and more information: (HIIG)
Svenska föreningen för upphovsrätt (SFU) har beslutat att årets SFU-pris ska tilldelas Ulrika Norlin för uppsatsen “Kreativ artificiell intelligens och upphovsrättsliga utmaningar”. Ulrika Norlin läser juristprogrammet vid Stockholms universitet. Uppsatsen handleddes och examinerades av IRI:s medarbetare Johan Axhamn (handledare) och Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg (examinator). Uppsatsen kan laddas ner på http://www.upphovsrattsforeningen.se/pages/stipendium.
Antalet digitala vårdtjänster har exploderat under det senaste decenniet men lagstiftningen hänger inte med. Befintlig och tillkommande reglering behöver IT-anpassas, enligt juridikprofessor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, författare till rapporten “E-hälsa som app – dataskydd och datadelning” som tagits fram i samarbete med SNS (Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhälle). Samtidigt är det viktigt att undvika alltför teknikspecifika lösningar som snabbt blir föråldrade. Bygg istället upp testmiljöer där juridiken får spela en proaktiv roll för att skapa rättsenliga IT-lösningar, rekommenderar Magnusson Sjöberg.
Fullständig forskningsrapport: https://snsse.cdn.triggerfish.cloud/uploads/2020/03/e-hlsa-som-app-inlaga.pdf
The Interface Between Privacy and Competition Law
IRI together with International Academic Society of Competition Law Scholars (ASCOLA) Nordic section invites you to an open online seminar with Michal Gal, Orla Lynskey, Maria Wasastjerna, and Samson Y. Esayas.
When: Thursday 18 June, 16.00-18.00
Zoom invitation: https://stockholmuniversity.zoom.us/j/62116077830
Professor Michal Gal, University of Haifa and President of International Academic Society of Competition Law Scholars (ASCOLA), will start by presenting her paper “The Competitive Effects of GDPR”
Associate Professor Orla Lynskey, London School of Economics, will discuss the recent development for EU Commission’s data strategy.
Partner Jur. Dr. Maria Wasastjerna, Hannes Snellman, will present part of her doctoral thesis “Competition, Data and Privacy in the Digital Economy – Towards A Privacy Dimension in Competition Policy?”
Associate Professor Samson Y. Esayas, Norwegian Business School, will present part of his doctoral thesis “Data Privacy and Competition Law in the Age of Big Data”
Moderator: Associate Professor Björn Lundqvist