This post was co-authored by Jenny Gesley and Nicolas Boring, Foreign Law Specialists.
Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasing role in our everyday life, from speech recognition to medical diagnostics. It should therefore be no surprise that, in several countries, AI has started to play a role in the relationship between governments and their citizens. In recent years, the European Union and its member states have started grappling with the issues surrounding the use of AI in government. In a recent decision, for example, a Dutch court ruled that the use of an algorithm to detect welfare fraud was illegal under the European Convention on Human Rights. As countries such as Estonia experiment with AI to adjudicate litigation, the Council of Europe issued a European ethical charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems.
Please join us for the Law Library’s upcoming webinar Hot Topics in Global AI Regulation at 2pm EDT on Thursday, August 27, 2020. This webinar is the latest installment in the Law Library’s series of webinars focused on foreign and comparative law. This entry will focus on legal developments regarding the use of AI in the European Union and its member states, with an emphasis on the role of AI in the interactions between citizens and governments. Topics discussed will include predictive policing, facial recognition, and the use of AI in administering welfare benefits.
The webinar will be presented by Jenny Gesley and Nicolas Boring, foreign law specialists in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Jenny holds a Master of Laws from the University of Minnesota Law School, a Juris Doctor equivalent from the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, and a doctorate in law. Her doctoral dissertation on “Financial Market Supervision in the United States: National Developments and International Standards” (in German) was awarded the Baker & McKenzie Award in 2015. Dr. Gesley is admitted to the New York State bar and is qualified to practice law in Germany.
Nicolas has a Licence en Droit (law degree) from the Université Paris Nanterre, France, a master’s degree in international politics from Aberystwyth University, Wales, and a Juris Doctor from the College of William & Mary School of Law, Virginia. He is admitted to the bar in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
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