Legal & Technical Challenges of Explainable AI

Date: 
21/01/2020 - 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 Rue Félix Hap, 1040 Brussels

The explainability of decisions adopted by AI is a growing concern as shown by the increasing stream of research on explainable AI (XAI) which aims to reduce the trade-off between explainability and predictive efficiency of AI algorithms.

As the new European leadership develops legislation for a coordinated European approach to Artificial Intelligence, this public seminar will debate whether the current EU rules imposing explainability of AI decisions are relevant and consistent with each other and if they should evolve to strengthen the explainability of automated decisions. 

This event will bring together key actors from the digital sector, regulatory authorities, policy-makers and academic experts for an afternoon of stimulating discussions.

 

 

Free for CERRE members and CERRE academics
Free for representatives from EU Institutions and from Governments
Fee for non-CERRE members and non-CERRE academics

13:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

14:00

Welcome and Introduction 
 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:10

‘What is Explainability?’ | Interdisciplinary Dialogue
 

Lilian Edwards

Professor of Law, Innovation & Society,
Newcastle University 

 

 

Benoît Frenay

Associated Professor, 
University of Namur

 

14:30
‘Explaining the Black Box: When Law Controls AI’
 

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of EU Law, University of Namur

 

 

 along with Benoît Frenay (University of Namur)

14:50
Case Studies 
 

Camilla Bustani

Director, International,
Ofcom

 

 

Janne Elvelid 

Manager, Public Policy,
Facebook 

 

 

Lisa Felton

Head of Data, Services & Consumer Regulation,
Vodafone

 

 

15:20
Coffee Break 
15:40
Case Studies (continued)
 

Lorelien Hoet

Director, EU Government Affairs,
Microsoft

 

 

Ondrej Sočuvka

Senior Manager, EU Public Policy & Government Affairs, 
Google

 

 

16:00
‘The Way Forward’ | Debate (see discussants below)
16:55
Conclusions
17:00
Cocktail Reception

Discussants

 

Eike Gräf

Policy Officer, Fundamental Rights,
DG JUST, European Commission

 

 

Ventsislav Karadjov 

Vice-Chair, European Data Protection Board;
Head, Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection

 

 

Gianclaudio Malgieri

Doctoral Researcher,
VUB

 

 

Pierre Senellart

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, École Normale Supérieure

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 14.00-17.00,
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 Rue Félix Hap, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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