Call for Abstracts/Papers – Artificial Intelligence and Normative Challenges

The Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International and Human Rights Law, with the support of the European Society of International Law, organize a colloquium on

Artificial Intelligence and Normative Challenges: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives.

The colloquium will take place on 1-2 April 2021, in Thessaloniki, Greece, or in a hybrid form/as a webinar, depending on the evolution of the current pandemic.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – both in its current narrow form and even more in its potential future forms (such as General and Super Intelligence) – has raised concerns as well as expectations. Its actual and potential consequences are ever-expanding and apply to almost every facet of human life at the collective and individual levels: From the use of mobile phones and social media to autonomous weapons, from  digitalization of knowledge and information to patent-eligibility for AI innovations, unexpected, until recently, philosophical, ontological, political and legal issues arise.

The goal of the colloquium is to explore the impact of AI on various areas of human conduct and the response of law generally, and particularly of international law, thereto, including responsibility, liability, culpability in the age of AI, AI and legal personhood, Ai and intellectual property, human rights, jus ad bellum, jus in bello and AI.

For the Concept Paper and the Call for Abstracts, see here.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts has been closed. The results of the selection process will be announced on 15 January 2021.

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