Lecture – “Artificial Intelligence and the Concept of Law”

The Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab invites Prof. Lachmayer to speak about “Artificial Intelligence and the Concept of Law – Some insights from autonomous and self-learning driving”.

Date: 23 May 2018
Venue: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Regulating artificial intelligence by legal means challenges the foundations of law. Law addresses human beings, groups and societies.

While criminal law is based on a concept of guilt, civil law creates legal attribution via liability. Regulatory approaches try to deal with artificial intelligence in the same way as they deal with human beings. Addressing intelligent systems, robots and machines by legal means shakes up the foundations of law.

he presentation will evaluate the concept of law. The following questions will be discussed: How can law address artificial intelligence? What is the (still existing) potential of law and what are its limits? How should law and code interrelate? Is it necessary to re-conceptualise law or to regulate artificial intelligence beyond law by other means?