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



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

News and forthcoming activities

1/06. Beyond explainability: justifiability and contestability of Algorithmic Decision Systems

We are pleased to announce the 10th and last DRAILS conference planned for this academic year, which will be the opportunity to engage in a discussion with Daniel Le Métayer and Clément Henin based on their paper:

“Beyond explainability: justifiability and contestability of Algorithmic Decision Systems”.

Participants to the Webinar are warmly invited to give their feed back and to participate to the discussion.

The meeting will take place on the 1st of June, at 12h CET, via Zoom.

If you would like to participate, please register via this form before the Webinar. We will send you the connection details  before the event. We look forward to meeting you there !

Daniel Le Métayer
Clément Henin

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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