Regulating AI in Europe: between standardization and fundamental rights

Join us for a debate on how to best regulate artificial intelligence (AI) for citizens, businesses and innovation. This event is organized by the Lawtomation Jean Monnet Centre.

AI is revolutionizing all areas of law. While experts almost unanimously agree on the need to target new regulations and recalibrate existing rules, there is no consensus on the most effective way to achieve the goals of trustworthiness and safety of game-changing technologies. Leveraging our guests’ extensive expertise, we will confront different approaches, from technical interventions such as standardization to fundamental rights impact assessment. Integrating complementary perspectives would allow us to strike a balance between diverging interests and methods.

EU institutions are both championing innovative regulation and grappling with its potential unintended consequences. Underpinning most recent regulatory efforts is the increasingly important notion of risk, which has risen to sit among the prominent organising principles of today’s complex reality. Researchers are also exploring the overlaps and gaps in the patchwork of regulation, including between the newly proposed AI Act and the GDPR. The aim of the debate is to untangle the challenges brought about by AI and to examine the role of regulation at the European Union level.


? 6 March 2023
? 2 p.m. CET
? Room T-10-01, IE Tower, Madrid and online



Martin Ebers is president of the Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS) and Associate Professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu (Estonia). He taught and presented at more than 100 international conferences, is a member of several national and international research networks and published 16 books and over 120 articles in the field of Law & Technology, esp. AI, as well as in Commercial, Private, European, Comparative and International Law. His latest books are amongst others: Algorithms and Law (CUP, 2020); Algorithmic Governance and Governance of Algorithms (Springer Nature, 2020); Contracting and Contract Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Hart, 2022). He is also a member of the advisory board of Lawtomation JCoE.


Raphaële Xenidis is assistant professor in European Law at Sciences Po Law School, Paris. Her research focuses on discrimination and equality law. She has worked on intersectionality and intersectional discrimination. Her MSCA project explored algorithmic discrimination, bias in automated decision-making systems and data-driven inequality. She holds a PhD in law from the European University Institute. Raphaële has been a Fulbright-Schuman visiting researcher at Columbia Law School, a lecturer in EU law at the University of Edinburgh, a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht Law School and a member of the coordination team of the European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination Law.


Chair: Francisco de Elizalde, IE University Law School


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