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May 6, 2021 - Online Research Seminar Series: AI and Law - Lecture of Béatrice Schütte

2021. April 20. 11:50

Liability for AI-related harm in the EU – regulatory plans and challenges

Speaker: Béatrice Schütte, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

Time: Thursday, 6 May 2021, 10:00 CET


AI systems in different shapes and sizes play an increasing role in our lives – from mobile phones and computers over robot vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers to surgical robots and large industrial installations. Algorithms assist attorneys-at-law in drafting contracts, and they can even create newspaper articles. Which unavoidably leads us to the question, who is going to foot the bill if something goes wrong?

In the past couple of years, EU institutions have been working towards comprehensive regulation of these questions on EU level. Several policy papers and a draft regulation have been issued since then.

In this webinar, we will have a look at the EU’s plans on regulating liability for AI related harm so far, and at the challenges related to the topic.


Dr Béatrice SCHÜTTE is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki on the project ‘Damages liability for AI-related harm, a European perspective’. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and led by assistant professor Dr Katri Havu. The project is further affiliated to the University of Helsinki’s Legal Tech Lab.

Find more information about this event here: https://file.tk.mta.hu/index.php/s/8P4asP9DTsQDMc4


Registration: https://forms.gle/EUbj49z2Sxzspd3q7

The seminar will be broadcasted via Zoom application. Participation is subject to prior registration. The Zoom link of the event will be sent to registered participants via email.