Program

The program may be subject to changes. Some speakers are still to be confirmed (TBC). Given the COVID-19 situation, the Program will be continuously updated. Please follow this website to learn about possible changes.

Conference Time Zone: Central European Time - summer time (GMT+2) - Prague, Czech Republic Conference brochure

10 September 2020

Registration 9:00 - 9:30 Registration will be open in the lobby on the second floor in front of the  conference rooms 205 and 206.
Opening Addresses 9:30 - 10:00
  • Věra Jourová - European Commission – DG JUST (video talk)
  • Petr Očko - Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Štěpán Pech - Director of the Department for European Legal and Institutional Support, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
  • Antonín Fejfar - President of the Council of Sciences of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Keynotes 10:00 - 11:00
  • Alžběta Krausová - Institute of State and Law of the CAS
  • Yordanka Ivanova - European Commission (virtual talk): Initiatives of the European Commission to reap the benefits of the AI technology, while addressing the potential risks to fundamental rights and core European values
  • Zsuzsanna Matrai - Microsoft (virtual talk): Human values as guiding principles for responsible AI
Coffee Break 11:00 - 11:30
Keynotes 11:30 - 13:00
  • Anna Joubin-Bret - Secretary of UNCITRAL (virtual talk)
  • Carlo Di Nicola - UNIDROIT: Digital Assets and Private Law: Challenges and Prospects for Legal Harmonisation
  • Karine Perset - OECD (virtual talk): OECD work on AI policy - from Principles to Practice
Lunch Break 13:00 - 14:00
Discussion Panel 14:00 - 15:30 AI and Fundamental Values and Rights from Policy and Business Perspective
  • Rudolf Urbánek - Microsoft: AI Driven Business: From Labs into Reality
  • Milena Jabůrková - Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, IBM
  • Jan Klesla - Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Alex Ivančo - Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00
Academic Panel 16:00 - 17:30 Selected Legal Issues Related to AI and Fundamental Human Rights
  • Gerald Spindler -  University of Göttingen: AI and liability – the impact of fundamental rights
  • Peggy Valcke - KU Leuven/Leuven.AI/imec – Vice-President CAHAI (virtual talk): Translating human rights, democracy and the rule of law to the digital age: introduction to the Council of Europe’s activities on AI
  • Michal Toman - P. J. Šafárik University in Košice (virtual talk): Implementation of AI in Slovakia with focus on Fundamental Human Rights by establishing the Standing Committee for Ethics and Regulations of AI
Closing Remarks 17:30 - 17:40

11 September 2020

Opening Address 9:00 - 9:15 Monika Pauknerová - Member of the UNIDROIT Governing Council: Czech projects at UNIDROIT
Specialised Workshop 9:15 - 10:30 Legal Issues Related to Personalized Online Content: AIM Law project
  • Alžběta Krausová - Institute of State and Law of the CAS
  • Ján Matejka - Institute of State and Law of the CAS
  • Veronika Žolnerčíková - Institute of State and Law of the CAS
  • Kateřina Turková - Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
  • Miloslav Konopík - Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia
Coffee Break 10:30 - 10:45
Special Panel 10:45 - 11:00 Gabriela Ramos - Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO (virtual talk): Ethical Reflection on Artificial Intelligence in the Times of COVID-19
Academic Panel 11:00 - 12:30 Selected Legal Issues Related to AI and Fundamental Human Rights
  • Felix Steffek - University of Cambridge (virtual talk): Artificial Intelligence and Dispute Resolution
  • Juraj Sajfert - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (virtual talk): Data Protection for Law Enforcement and AI
  • Kamil Szpyt - Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University (virtual talk): Using Artificial Intelligence in the Insurance Sector and Protecting Consumer Rights
Lunch Break 12:30 - 13:30
Academic Panel 13:30 - 14:30 Merging Artificial Intelligence with Organic Life
  • István Böröcz - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (virtual talk): "Our thoughts are at least our own."  Are they though? – EEG-based neuroimaging under the GDPR
  • Hananel Hazan - Tuft's University (virtual talk): Hybrid robots with biological brain: state of the art and future prospects
Closing Remarks 14:30 - 15:00

Highlights of the Program

AI Observatory & Forum

Dr. Alžběta Krausová, the conference chair will introduce several ongoing initiatives in AI regulation including the Czech Republic's AI Observatory and Forum.

Human values as guiding principles for responsible AI

Zsuzsanna Matrai, Regional Director, Government Affairs Lead in CEE in Microsoft, will deliver a keynote titled "Human values as guiding principles for responsible AI".

UNCITRAL's work on legal issues in digital economy and AI

Ms Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of UNCITRAL, will deliver a keynote on UNCITRAL's work on legal issues related to digital economy, including the use of AI in the trade context and the preparatory work towards a legislative instrument on the use of AI and automated systems in the negotiation, formation and performance of contracts.

AI Driven Business: From Labs into Reality

Rudolf Urbánek, General Manager at Microsoft Czech Republic and Slovakia, will deliver an introductory presentation titled "AI Driven Business: From Labs into Reality" within the discussion panel on AI and Fundamental Values and Rights from Policy and Business Perspective.

AI and liability – the impact of fundamental rights

Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler from University of Göttingen, Germany, will deliver a presentation titled "AI and liability – the impact of fundamental rights".

Artificial Intelligence and Dispute Resolution

Prof. Dr. Felix Steffek, LLM from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, will deliver a presentation titled "Artificial Intelligence and Dispute Resolution".