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Research Group on Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (DRAILS)


News and forthcoming activities

DRAILS is incredibly pleased to announce its next public event: a discussion around the newly published New Laws of Robotics – Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI with none other than its author, Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, NY.

Professor Pasquale is an internationally recognized expert on the law of artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, and machine learning. He is a prolific scholar whose work has addressed the regulation of technology in several contexts and was widely cited, as well as featured in top law reviews.

The book analyzes the law and policy influencing the adoption of AI in varied professional fields. It was a finalist for the American Association of Publishers PROSE awards (in the legal studies and criminology category).

The event will take place on the 1st of April 2021, from 3 to 4pm Brussels time (CET), via ZOOM.

Following a captivating talk by our guest, there will be a Q&A session to which you are invited  to participate.


FUTURE EVENTS

Frank Pasquale: The new laws of robotics – defending human expertise in the age of AI

1st of April, 15h CET

Céline Castets-Renard, Eleonore Fournier-Tombs et Anne-Sophie Hulin : Présentation des recherches de la Chaire Intelligence artificielle responsable à l’échelle mondiale de l’Université d’Ottawa

19th of May, 16h CET

Daniel Le Métayer: Beyond explainability – justifiability and contestability of Algorithmic Decision Systems

1st of June, 12h CET


About DRAILS


The DRAILS Research Group or Research Group on Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society is a joint initiative of the CRIDES and CPDR at UCLouvain and of researchers at USL-Bruxelles which aims at bringing together scholars and experts in the social sciences and the humanities in order to investigate emerging challenges raised by digitalization and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their respective fields of research.

DRAILS works as a multidisciplinary platform of exchanges between its members. The diversity of their fields of expertise (law, philosophy, ethics, economy, sociology, etc.) should allow for a comprehensive apprehension of the different dimensions of digitalization as a societal phenomenon.

Areas under current investigations cover issues raised by platforms (content moderation, deepfakes, fake news, rating systems), Artificial Intelligence (legal status, transparency and explainability, liability), Data (access, portability, profiling), cybersecurity and e-Governance.

The presentations and open discussions on various topics take place at regular workshops and seminars, or at conferences more broadly open to the public and during which DRAILS members present either their research results or novel developments occurring in their fields of expertise.

While its main research focus lies within the fields of social sciences and the humanities, DRAILS is also open to collaborating with experts in computer science, engineering and other scholars in the Science and Technology Sector for a better chance at understanding the digital transformation of society. 

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Definition of « Drails » provided by Knight’s New Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.), p. 271.


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