The principle of fairness, together with transparency and AI explainability, is considered as the guiding landmark of the current EU regulatory policy towards AI. Dr. Francesca Lagioia delves into this debate from two different perspectives.

  • Date: 31 MAY 2021  from 14:00 to 19:00

  • Event location: On Microsoft Teams platform

  • Type: Seminars

The European Commission has recently presented its proposal for a future regulation on AI. This proposal aims to chart a European path to AI development and innovation in data-intensive systems.
Several components are combined in the regulatory mix created by the Commission, with a focus on fundamental rights, conformity assessment, supervisory authorities, certifications, and many other key points.
Looking at the ongoing debate within the academia, civil society, business circles and the society at large, the roundtable webinar will discuss this regulatory mix.
Are fundamental rights at the heart of future AI? Is the risk-based model designed looking at the main challenges that AI will pose in future years? Are enforcement and oversight solutions adequate? Which impact will this regulation have on competition in the AI market? What is the relationship between the future legal framework and the various ethical guidelines outlined in recent years?
After an initial tour de table with 5-minute statements on the main strengths and weakness of this proposal, this and other questions relating to the EU Artificial Intelligence Act will be discussed by panelists with different backgrounds and points of view.

Moderator: Giovanni Sartor | Università di Bologna, EUI

Paul Nemitz | Principal Adviser on Justice Policy - EU Commission, Member of German Data Ethics Commission
Mireille Hildebrandt | Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Radboud University Nijmegen
Francesca Fanucci | European Center for Not-for-Profit Law Stichting
Tiziana Catarci | Sapienza Università di Roma
Giorgio Resta | Università Roma Tre
Nicolas Petit | EUI
Alessandro Mantelero | Politecnico di Torino

This webinar is part of the research project of national interest (PRIN) on Governance of/through Big Data: challenges for European Law.

The webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams platform at this link

Please email Andrea Vigorito ( for registration and more details.