Autonomous systems based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced robotics are challenging established law and ethics. This talk introduces a systematic, structural evaluation of the ethical and legal use of autonomous systems. It identifies the ethically relevant parameters of autonomous systems and suggests how they may be assessed and measured with a view to optimizing the ethical (and legal) impact of autonomous systems.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Burri is an assistant professor of international law and European law at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. His latest book, “The Greatest Possible Freedom” was published in 2015 (Nomos). His research interests include the law and ethics of artificial intelligence/robotics, the internal market of the EU, and the case law of international courts. In 2017, he inter alia gave  research talks at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Stanford University. His paper “Machine Learning and the Law: 5 Theses” was accepted at NIPS 2016. Web: Papers are available on SSRN.

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