Online Conference 'AI for Fundamental Rights at Work: Is the EC’s Proposal on a European Approach to AI Up to It?'


Dates and times: 

June 10, 2021 - 14:00


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Dear friends and colleagues,

I am glad to invite you to the Online Conference 'AI for Fundamental Rights at Work: Is the EC’s Proposal on a European Approach to AI Up to It?', which will be held on Zoom on 10 June 2021, h 14.00-18.00 CEST.

As part of the wider European Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, and following the publication on 19 February 2020 of the White Paper on AI - A European approach to excellence and trust, the European Commission published on 21 April the Proposal for a Regulation on the European Approach to Artificial Intelligence - or Artificial Intelligence Act.
This instrument would create the first European legal framework on AI, and one of the first in the world. The Proposed Regulation aims to boost AI in Europe while safeguarding EU values and fundamental rights.

But what about fundamental rights at work?

The conference is divided in two sessions: in the first one, Michael Veale, Guido Smorto, Rosanna Fanni, Phoebe V. Moore and Frank Pasquale will address the Proposal in general terms, through different angles; in the second session, Miriam Kullmann, Aude Cefaliello and Valerio De Stefano will reflect on the EC's Proposal from a labour law perspective.

The program is as follows:

h 14.00 - Chair and Introduction: Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni, Lund University (Convener)

h 14.15 - Greetings: Marzia Barbera, Labour Law Community - LLC
Jörgen Hettne, Lund University

h 14.30 - Session I: A European Approach to AI?

The AI Act and the Product Safety Paradigm: Adjustments Needed - Michael Veale, University College London
A Risk-Based Approach to AI Regulation - Guido Smorto, University of Palermo
The EU's Regulatory Proposal – AI Policy in the Making - Rosanna Fanni, CEPS & Brookings Institution
Theorising Occupational and Subjective AI - Phoebe V. Moore, University of Leicester
Anticipating Employer Resistance and Regulatory Arbitrage: A US Perspective - Frank Pasquale, Brooklyn Law School

h 15.45 - Debate + Break

h 16.30 - Session II: AI, Labour Law and the Proposal

On Discrimination and Privacy - Miriam Kullmann, WU Wien & Harvard University
Making AI Safe for Users... What About Workers? An OSH perspective - Aude Cefaliello, ETUI
A Potential Threat to Labour and Fundamental Rights - Valerio De Stefano, KU Leuven

h 17.15 - Discussant: Tonia Novitz, Bristol University

h 17.30 - Debate

Participation is free of charge but registration is necessary at the following link:

This conference is hosted jointly by the Department of Business Law at Lund University, and the Labour Law Community - LLC.

Registration: Jun 9, 2021
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