- Gain awareness of the specific challenges presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of civil liability.
- Analyze and compare national and EU rules already in place.
- Obtain knowledge of the EU legislation on the subject being prepared.
Short description of the programme:
- AI has the immense potential to benefit our society but, along with this, we are faced with new risks of extensive and serious damages.
- One should also have in mind that AI is a broad concept, including several types of applications and systems with different levels of impact, exposure to the public and risks created.
- On the other hand, damages caused by AI can take place in the context of a contractual relationship (concerning, for instance, defective products) or outside any kind of previous relation with the injured party (tort law).
- It is arguable that the legal systems of tort law and contractual liability already in place, both on a national and European level, can provide for the adequate distribution of risks and guarantee fair compensation of damages for those entitled to it.
- All these particular challenges have led European Institutions to undertake several initiatives aimed for the harmonization of the rules on AI, including on civil liability (see, for instance, https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12979-Civil-liability-adapting-liability-rules-to-the-digital-age-and-artificial-intelligence_en ).
- This two-day seminar will include several presentations by international experts on the field followed by discussion on specific points between experts and participants.
EU judges and prosecutors dealing with civil matters
All applications must be submitted through the candidates' national EJTN member institution.
Upon invitation by EJTN, participants register via EJTN online platform to which they receive access.
Deadline for application:
31 March 2022