Job opening: Postdoctoral researcher in algorithmic discrimination and fairness

The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of algorithmic discrimination and fairness. TILT is one of the largest and most innovative European research centers in technology regulation. It is an independent management unit within Tilburg Law School, a research-led, specialized university that is rated among the best in Europe.

Source/more information: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=S003974031P&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=13921&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=PtVoI5AxJj3Tp1XZ6fcdu24krl8%3D

 

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg i intervju om resultatet av digitaliseringsrättsutredningen

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg har intervjuats av it-nyhetssajten Voister angående resultatet av digitaliseringsrättsutredning. Utredningen leddes av Cecilia och initierades av regeringen för cirka 15 månader sedan för att kartlägga rättsliga hinder i samband med digitaliseringen inom offentlig sektor.

Utredningen föreslår bland annat:

  • Ett nytt förslag för att säkerställa insyn i förvaltningens verksamhet när algoritmer eller datorprogram används vid automatiserade förfaranden.
  • En ny lag om tystnadsplikt vid utkontraktering av it-drift och vissa andra it-baserade funktioner till privata leverantörer.
  • Nya regler om digital tillgänglighet till förvaltningen och digital kommunikation från förvaltningen till medborgarna. Där ska medborgarna själva få bestämma om de vill ta emot handlingar från myndigheter digitalt.

Källa/Source: https://www.voister.se/artikel/2018/05/juridiken-maste-stodja-digitaliseringen/

Stanley Greenstein has been promoted to Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Law and Information Technology at Stockholm university

IRI congratulates Stanley Greenstein who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer (Lektor (SV), Assistant Professor (US)) in Law and Information Technology at the Faculty of Law, Stockholm University.

 

New and improved World Intermediary Liability Map

The Stanford Center for Internet and Society has launched a new and improved World Intermediary Liability Map. The WILMap is a collaborative project tracking legislation, cases, and other intermediary liability developments around the world. The new version includes expanded content, advanced search functionality, mapping visualization tools, and more.

 

6th International Research Forum on Law and ICT/IP, Nov 9-10, 2018

While the CJEU is increasingly implementing and creating harmonized legal rules in ICT law as well as in Intellectual Property Law, the legal science is still very much rooted in national discussions. There is an urgent need to create a European jurisprudence and young researchers are the ones who would best be able to carry this through.

The idea of the colloquium is to give young researchers in the field of intellectual property law as well as ICT law the opportunity to present the results of their scientific work and research to other young researchers as well as senior researchers in the field in order to discuss their topics and obtain valuable feedback for their further research work.

The 6th International Research Forum on Law and ICT/IP will take place 9th & 10th of November 2018 at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany.

More information: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/355193.html

 

The 13th Summer School of European IP and ICT Law, Sep 2-8, 2018

When: September 2 to 8, 2018
Where: Reichenaux/Rax, Austria

The Summer School of European IP and ICT Law is organized by the European Academy of Law and ICT. Senior lecturers from universities and law firms from different countries will teach about topics of actual interest as well as fundamental concepts of European intellectual property and ICT law. Moreover, students will be part of multi-national working groups to solve cases and present the results in front of the whole group. This will help to acquire a comparative view on important topics and improve legal language skills at the same time. A half day contract drafting session will help to improve practical skills of students supervised by one of Europe´s leading American lawyers.  A special guest will be Judge Jan Passer from the CJEU.

Read more on www.lawandict.eu

Ny rapport: Artificiell intelligens i svenskt näringsliv och samhälle

Vinnova har på uppdrag av regeringen gjort en analys av utveckling och potential för artificiell intelligens i Sverige.

I analysen konstateras att Sverige har stor potential inom artificiell intelligens och att AI kan bidra till både högre tillväxt och en effektivare offentlig verksamhet, men att det behövs en kraftsamling kring en nationell strategi för att utnyttja potentialen.

Det handlar bland annat om utbildning, forskningsinvesteringar, teknisk infrastruktur, utveckling av regelverk, och ökade drivkrafter för företag och offentlig verksamhet att använda AI.

Källa: https://www.vinnova.se/nyheter/2018/04/ny-rapport-artificiell-intelligens-i-svenskt-naringsliv-och-samhalle/

KTH Live-In Lab: Platsbesök & Projektpresentationer, 18 maj 2018

Den 18 maj 2018 bjuder KTH LIVE-IN LAB:s in till besök av olika testbäddar och information om hur projekten utvecklas. Det har varit en aktiv vår för KTH LIVE-IN LAB som har väckt stort intresse och numera omfattar fyra testbäddar som alla ger möjlighet till olika former av forskning och tester. Men hur koordineras, mäts, styrs och utvecklas projekten i testbäddarna? Under eftermiddagen presenteras allt från tekniska detaljer och administration till olika pågående och kommande projekt.

Läs mer på https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a80a0475df32cae3235f8f52c/files/9eb04efd-1de3-4d61-b918-87ba0bbbd850/8Maj_Platsb_PPres_inbjudan_KTHLIL.pdf

 

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies: Statement on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and ‘Autonomous’ Systems – Ethical principles and democratic prerequisites

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies: “Statement on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and‘Autonomous’ Systems – Ethical principles and democratic prerequisites” is available on https://ec.europa.eu/research/ege/pdf/ege_ai_statement_2018.pdf.

 

Workshop Report: The European Artificial Intelligence landscape

Europe has a leading edge in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. In January 2018, the Commission in cooperation with the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) organised a workshop to take stock of the current state of the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, and to identify opportunities for pan-European collaboration, capitalising on European strengths in AI. The workshop report describes activities being carried out in the field of AI in different Member States and in some of the countries associated to Horizon 2020. Read the report and learn about the academic, industrial and funding ecosystems, and find out more about the various governmental initiatives and strategies related to AI on https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/european-artificial-intelligence-landscape

Juridiska institutionen söker universitetslektor/adjunkt i rättsinformatik

Juridiska institutionen är en av Stockholms universitets största institutioner med ca 200 anställda och ca 2 500 studenter per läsår.

I första hand omfattar tjänsten som universitetslektor/adjunkt undervisning och examination i grundkursen i rättsinformatik, specialkurserna i IT-rätt och Cyber Law samt handledning av examensarbeten. Den sökande ska även vara beredd att undervisa i ytterligare något ämne på juristprogrammet. I anställningen ingår också en avtalsenlig del forskning och utveckling. Läs mer på: https://www.su.se/om-oss/jobba-p%C3%A5-su/lediga-jobb?rmpage=job&rmjob=5198&rmlang=SE

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg i regeringsuppdrag om lagstiftnings roll vid digitalisering inom offentlig sektor

Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg har utrett lagstiftnings roll vid digitalisering inom offentlig sektor. Den så kallade Digitaliseringsrättsutredningen överlämnade idag betänkandet till regeringen (SOU 2018:25 Juridik som stöd för förvaltningens digitalisering). Utredningen konstaterar att lagstiftningen behöver ge tillräckligt stöd för digital utveckling och samverkan inom offentlig sektor. Läs mer på regeringen.se

IRI continues to recieve external funding for research

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg will participate in a EU financed project, ”Co-Creating Misinformation-Resilient Societies”, that is being coordinated by eGovlab at the Department of Computer and System Sciences.

Stanley Greenstein’s project ”Black Box Decision-making Systems: Assigning Responsibility and the Future Role of the Law” is financed through Stockholm Universitys inter-faculty collaboration on Digital Humanities. The project deals with the relation between law and autonomous decision-making systems.

Lianne Colonna is part-taking in the EU financed project ”SkillsMatch”. The project aims to develop a European wide system for matching the skill sets of individuals with the requirements on the labour market.

IRI and KTH have received funding for a project on smart buildings

IRI (the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute) and KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) have together with Akademiska hus and HSB received financing from Formas for a project that centres around the “lab-environment” Livinlab at KTH. The project aims, in the light of the new EU legistlation GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), to investigate the legal and ethical aspetcs of gathering information on residents in smart buildings.

Law via the Internet 2018: Knowledge of the Law in the Big Data Age, Oct 11-12, 2018

Since it began in 1997, the Law via the Internet conference has been established as the foremost international conference aiming at bringing together the various communities involved in all aspects of free access to law. It is organized annually under the auspices of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), a consortium of more than 60 non-profit institutions dedicated to providing free and open access to the world’s law. This year the Conference, organized in Florence by the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the Italian National Research Council, will explore issues of trust in accessing law for democratic purposes in the big data age. Knowledge management plays a critical role for organizations seeking to establish trustworthy digital repositories and to make the future open and diverse, based on genuine verified legal content. During the two days conference, speakers will discuss how scholars, researchers, legal practioners and information professionals use very large or complex data sets to distill meaning and develop public policy.

Source: http://lvi2018.ittig.cnr.it/

Research Fellowships at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

The Weizenbaum Institute is pleased to invite applications for research fellowships for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020. Visiting fellows will be hosted at the Institute for a period of one to three months. They will have the opportunity to conduct research on-site in Berlin, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Read more on https://vernetzung-und-gesellschaft.de/wp-content/uploads/11/2018/02/Research-Fellowship_-Weizenbaum-Institute.pdf

University of Edinburgh | MacCormick fellowships

The University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Law School invites applications for the MacCormick fellowships. These enable researchers to spend an extended period of time at the law school to conduct advanced research. Research may be conducted in any field of legal studies broadly conceived. Preference may be given to applicants whose research is related to the school’s research fields or research communities.

Applications are welcome from senior researchers who are already well established in their fields. Applications from women and members of ethnic minorities are encouraged.

Fellowships provide work space and related facilities at the school and financial support worth up to £3,000 to contribute towards travel and accommodation in Edinburgh. The visiting period should be a minimum of one month, with a preference given to periods of around three months.

More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/614393?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2018-02-16

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | Summer 2018 Internship

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is accepting applications from students for their 2018 summer internship program. Application deadline for all students is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Information about the summer program and links to the application procedures can be found at http://brk.mn/summer.

Global Legal Hackathon, Feb 23-25, 2018

The Global Legal Hackathon is taking place on February 23-25, 2018, worldwide. In the Nordics, the event will be hosted in Stockholm by Synch.

The Global Legal Hackathon engages law firms, LegalTech companies, law schools and governments internationally to bring together legal innovators. The goal is to support rapid development of solutions to improve the legal industry worldwide.

The hackathon is open to legal, technology and business professionals: lawyers, law students, software developers, UX designers, entrepreneurs, project managers, business developers, and everyone passionate about LegalTech.

Read more and register for the Global Legal Hackathon here.