In week 46, the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society was honoured to host Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo. She is currently at Maastricht University an incoming Associate Professor at the University of Lausanne. Aurelia’s presentation took place on Wednesday, 15 November, from 11:00am-12:00pm, and was titled “Legal automation and accountability: What factors to consider to responsibly automate legal processes?”
In her talk, Aurelia spoke of the complexities surrounding the implementation of automatically processable regulation (APR). APR means regulation that is expressed in a form that makes it accessible to be processed and executed automatically. Due to the increasing availability and deployment of ever-present computing technologies across people's private and professional lives, APR is no longer limited to academic projects but is implemented in real-world applications by states and companies. In her talk, Aurelia discussed what factors to consider in order to responsibly automate legal processes, and proposed a framework to support the conceptualization, implementation, and application of responsible APR. Her talk was based on the paper “Responsible Automatically Processable Regulation”, written by Aurelia and her co-authors Clement Guitton, Simon Mayer, Dimitri Van Landuyt, Eduard Fosch-Villaronga, Irene Kamara, and Przemyslaw Palka.
In addition to presenting her research at the department, Aurelia, together with the Nordic Centre’s Christoph Lutz, Gemma Newlands (Departmental Research Lecturer at the Oxford Internet Institute) and Henrik Skaug Sætra (Associate Professor at the University of Oslo), participated in a two-day proposal writing workshop at BI on November 15 and 16. The workshop provided an opportunity for scholars to collaboratively engage in discussions regarding the sustainable development of artificial intelligence. Within the workshop, the participants discussed ways to analyse and debate current and future developments and deployments of AI technologies that align with fundamental European values.
Aurelia's visit was generously funded by the ongoing Research Council of Norway project on Algorithmic Accountability, which investigates how organizations and other stakeholders can shape and implement AI and algorithmic technologies in a way that is transparent, comprehensible, and ultimately accountable.
Thank you for your visit, Aurelia! The Nordic Centre for Internet and Society looks forward to future collaborations!