Gori discusses on the topic of AI governance and human rights at Italo-Brazilian symposium (1 Feb 2023)

Postdoctoral researcher Gianmarco Gori has discussed the paper ‘Los derechos humanos como conductor ético para el avance de la inteligencia artificial’ written and presented by Prof. Wilson Engelmann (Universidade do Vale do Rio Dos Sinos - UNISINOS) at the Italo-Brazilian Doctoral Symposium, University of Florence.

In discussing this work, Gori has pointed out that, despite the fact that the current legal framework often proves inadequate, more new legislative texts cannot guarantee the achievement of a solid AI governance unless jurists develop hermeneutic practices capable of effectively positivize the provisions of legal texts. On the one hand, regulating technological innovation through an almost “algorithmic” approach, i.e., specifying step-by-step what is and what is not lawful, might result in under-inclusivity and might quickly lead to obsolence. On the other hand, adopting legislative techniques characterized by so-called “technology-neutral” provisions, open-ended concepts, and obligations of result necessitate active engagement by legal interpreters. It is up to the juristic community to “do things with (the) words” of law and turn legal texts into tools: only interpretation/application can concretize the standards of conduct and delineate the duties of care of the actors involved in AI design and use.