Gori gives a lecture on AI and Justice in the course “Legal Professionals in the Digital Age” at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (9 Dec 2022)

Postdoctoral researcher Gianmarco Gori gave a guest lecture in the course “Legal Professionals in the Digital Age” held by Prof. Gianclaudio Malgieri at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Gori has illustrated how the current legal framework constrains the decisional space in which Artificial Intelligence is designed, developed and used.

In the lecture, Gori distinguished, on the one hand, legal texts which specifically address technology, such as the incoming AI Act, AI liability directive, the new product liability directive, and the GDPR. On the other hand, Gori has stressed the need to address the use of AI also and especially by making use of the tools provided by human rights law, constitutional law, substantive and procedural civil, administrative and criminal law. The lecture encouraged active engagement and critical thinking by the students by inviting the students to think how the legal framework can be mobilized in different scenarios by assuming the perspective of either a lawyer, a legal consultant, a prosecutor, a judge or a public official.