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5 September 2018

8:45 Registration

9:30 – 10:10 Opening address
Alžběta Krausová (Institute of State and Law, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Věra Jourová (European Commission – DG JUST, video talk)
Petr Očko (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic)
Monika Pauknerová (UNIDROIT, Institute of State and Law, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Michal Haindl (Institute of Information Theory and Automatization of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

10:10 – 10:40 Keynote
Alžběta Krausová (Institute of State and Law, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Artificial Intelligence as the Invisible Army

10:40 – 11:10 Keynote
Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Legal Challenges of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. A Case for Harmonization

11:10 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 12:00 Keynote
Anna Joubin-Bret (Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law)
Legal Challenges Posed by the Digital Economy: the UNCITRAL Perspective
Ignacio Tirado (Secretary General of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law)
UNIDROIT’s Possible Contribution to the Harmonisation in the Field of Artificial Intelligence

12:00 – 13:00 Artificial Intelligence in the Global World
Themistoklis Tzimas (University of Macedonia – video talk)
Artificial Intelligence as Global Commons and the “International Law Supremacy” Principle
Andrea Katalin Tóth (Hungarian Intellectual Property Organization)
The Potential Role and Regulation of AI in Algorithmic Copyright Enforcement

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:45 Business and Strategic Perspective on Law and AI
Jeff Bullwinkel (Microsoft Corp.)
AI – Amplifying Human Ingenuity with Intelligent Technology
Ondřej Bajgar (IBM)
Discrimination and Bias in Artificial Intelligence
Jan Klesla (Lidové noviny)
The Invisible Hand of AI & the Wealth of Nations in the 21st Century
Marlena Jankowska-Augustyn & Mirosław Pawełczyk (University of Silesia in Katowice)
Lex Robotica – What Does the Future Hold?

16:45 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 17:45 Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (discussion panel)
Houman Shadab (, Accord Project)
Accord Project – Overview
Nevena Jevremovic (Manager, Corporate Learning, International Association for Commercial and Contract Management)
Accord Project – Dispute Resolution Working Group
Alex Ivančo (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic)
Smart Contracts and Artificial Intelligence: Implications for the Dispute Resolution
Luca G. Castellani (UNCITRAL Secretariat)
Considerations on the Impact of Smart Contract for Formation, Performance and Execution of Contracts
Aleksandra Vonica & Carlos Jose Valderrama (University of Bucharest, Sidley Austin LLP)
ICSID Mediation Framework and Distributed Ledger Technology – A Sound Outlook

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks

6 September 2018

9:00 – 10:30 The Nature and Development of Artificial Intelligence
Eva Fialová (Institute of State and Law, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Legal Status of Autonomous Systems
Katarzyna Colombel (Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland)
Legal Personality of the Artificial Intelligence
Christina Kirichenko (Higher Regional Court of Munich)
GDPR – Full Brake for the AI?

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 12:45 Liability and Artificial Intelligence
Alžběta Krausová (Institute of State and Law, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Underlying Principles for Liability of Artificial Intelligence
Disha Patwa & Lokesh Agarwal
Inheritance of Human Tendency: A Perspective on Biases and Discrimination by Artificial Intelligence
Antonio Davola (Yale Law School; Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – video talk)
A Model for Tort Liability in a World of Driverless Cars: Establishing a Framework for the Upcoming Technology
Veronika Žolnerčíková (Institute of Law and Technology, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University)
Regulatory Challenges for Autonomous Drones in the EU

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45 – 14:45 Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property and the Future
Luca Guidobaldi (Nctm Studio Legale)
Artificial Intelligence – From cyber law to cyborg law: Is it really the age of “Non-Intellectual Property” and “Robocopyright”?
Felipe Barcarollo (Unisinos – video talk)
The Dark Side of Artificial Intelligence? Society in the Second Machine Age

14:45 – 15:00 Closing Remarks