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Rule of Law as a Foundation for Critical AI Analysis

Fri
20
May
Time Friday 20 May, 2022 at 12:15 - 13:00
Place Online, via Zoom

The Rule of Law is a foundational value of the modern democratic state. It contains within its most influential conceptualizations key legal principles to reduce arbitrariness in the exercise of power, and in doing so promoting legal certainty and individual autonomy, while protecting against despotism. A growing body of research points to the potential for AI to undermine Rule of Law values, especially when implemented in the exercise of public power. This talk concerns the attempt to translate these concerns into a conceptualization of how the Rule of Law can be used as a theoretical and operational foundation for a critical analysis of AI, assisting in structuring explorations into issues such as explainability, equality and democratic legitimacy.

About the speaker

Markus Naarttijärvi, Associate professor at the Department of Law, Umeå Uneversity. His research revolves around constitutional rights and rule of law, in particular the intersection of technology, security and human rights.

Event type: Seminar
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