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Forschungsstelle RobotRecht

News of the Robotics Law Research Centre

From September 14-16, Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf will participate as a moderator at this year's "We Robot" in Seattle. He will moderate the talks "Regulating the Risks of AI" by Margot Kaminski (Colorado Law) and "Safety Paradoxes: Reimagining 'Safety' as a Regulatory Objective for Robotics and AI-System Legislation" by Kirsten Thomasen (University of British Columbia, Allard Law). 

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of everyday life and has the potential to fundamentally change many aspects of society. Especially in the recent past, AI has developed rapidly and has achieved impressive successes. One example is its superhuman competence in games or many quiz shows. Google and other search engines as we know them today would be unthinkable without the use of AI. Furthermore, it enables personalized advertising, can recognize, output, and translate language at a very high level, performs impressively in image recognition, and much more.

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The Bavarian AI Council, together with the Würzburg Research Center RobotRecht, the Würzburg Center for the Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence (SOCAI), the Würzburg Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDAS) and the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt), is organising a workshop on the new EU regulation on artificial intelligence on April 1st and 2nd at the "Alte Universität" in Würzburg and cordially invites all interested persons.

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The Federal Government has set itself the goal of taking a pioneering role in questions of automated, in particular autonomous, driving. This is particularly evident in the context of the last two amendments to the StVG. For this very reason, it is important on the one hand to intensify research in this area and at the same time to create more trust in algorithms.

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The final publication of the BMBF-funded project "Open Software Platform for Service Innovations in a Value Network in Agriculture" (ODiL), which was supported by the Forschungsstelle RobotRecht from 2016 to 2019, was recently published by Springer-Verlag.

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On Friday, October 8th, 2021, the Workshop "Trust, Law and Ethics in the Digital Age", organized by the research group "RobotRecht", was held at the University of Würzburg. The event was held in English and divided into three parts and was attended by speakers from different parts of the world.

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf and the RobotLaw Research Unit cordially invite you to the symposium "People - Law - Digitalization" on the 8th of October 2021. The symposium is the result of a cooperation between the University of Würzburg and the Bamberg Higher Regional Court.

 

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