On 12 – 13 December 2023, the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences organized the sixth international SOLAIR Conference 2023. The subtitle of the conference was “Future-Proof Regulation of Artificial Intelligence”.

The conference was organized jointly by the Institute of State and Law of the CAS, UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, the Czech Academy of Sciences, UNIDROIT, Microsoft, and Czech Company Lawyers Association.

The event was organized under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel, the Minister of Industry and Trade Josef Síkela, and the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Eva Zažímalová.


12 December 2023

Opening Address 9:00 – 9:15
  • Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová – Institute of State and Law, CAS (conference chair)
Keynotes Future-Proof Regulation of AI 9:15-10:30
  • Anna Joubin-Bret – Secretary, UNCITRAL – United Nations Commission on International Trade Law; and Director, International Trade Law Division, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
  • Kristian Bartholin – Secretary to the CAI, Head of Digital Development Unit, Council of Europe (online)
  • Daniel Všetečka – Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • Jeremy Rollison – Head of EU Policy, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:00
Keynotes AI Regulation on the International Level 11:00 – 12:30
  • Marek Havrda – Deputy Minister of European Affairs
  • Theodora Kostoula – Representative of UNIDROIT
  • Lisa Spink – U.S. Embassy
  • Hamza Hameed – Access Partnership (online)
  • Yosi Aviram – Israel National Cyber Directorate (online)
Lunch Break 12:30 – 13:30
Inspirational Speech and Discussion AI in the Context of New Emerging Technologies 13:30 – 14:00
  • Jay Latta
Discussion panel AI Regulation from the Perspective of Different Sectors 14:00 – 15:00
  • Weston Stacey – American Chamber of Commerce
  • Tomáš Ščerba – DLA Piper
  • Vladimír Krasula – JetBrains
  • Eva Fialová – Institute of State and Law, CAS
  • Rudolf Leška – University of Finance and Administration
Break 15:00 – 15:30
Panel AI Regulation in Practice 15:30 – 17:00
  • Andre Guskow Cardoso – Member of the Digital Law and Data Protection Comission of OAB/PR (online)
  • Regina Hučková – Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Košice
  • Hannes Cools – University of Amsterdam (online)
  • Ondřej Kramoliš – GenDigital
Networking Event 17:00 – 18:30 Informal meeting of participants at the conference venue with refreshments

13 December 2023

Special workshop Solving the Complexity of AI Regulation? 10:00 – 11:30 Moderated discussion workshop aimed at resolving the question whether and how it is possible in practice to make regulatory friendy environment for AI development and business. All participants will be involved in the discussion. Participation is limited to 30 people.
  • Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová
  • Monika Hanych
  • Tomáš Ščerba
  • and others…
Closing Remarks 11:30 – 11:45

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Auspices for 2023

The conference is organised under the auspices of Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic, under the auspices of Josef Síkela, Minister of Industry and Trade, and under the auspices of Eva Zažímalová, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences.