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    Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf

    Online course on "Digitization, Artificial Intelligence and Law" now online for all interested!

    10/08/2021

    The chair team around Professor Hilgendorf has developed a new online course on "Digitization, Artificial Intelligence and Law" in cooperation with the chair of Professor Kudlich (Law) and the chair of Professor Freiling (Computer Science) at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.

    The focus of the course is on the fundamentals of digitization and highlights its specific link to legal issues in the current context with artificial intelligence. This includes questions such as the relationship of law to novel technologies, ethical and moral aspects of artificial intelligence, or how digitalization affects current law. Such questions are not only "hotspots" in media and socio-political discourse, but also occupy companies, courts as well as universities and, last but not least, shape our everyday lives. Autonomous vehicles, intransparent algorithms, the move away from paper files and many other topics with a technical background should not be an insurmountable hurdle for (prospective) legal practitioners. Comprehensibility and comprehensibility - especially for non-lawyers - are the main focus here.

    The OPEN platform of the Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) is available to everyone free of charge after a short registration. By using this platform, the course is open not only to students, but also to pupils, professionals, pensioners and anyone else who is interested. Digitization is not just an issue in Germany; it is on the rise across borders. In all societies, the law is struggling to keep up with this progress. In terms of legal development, German law has often served as a model for many other countries (e.g., criminal law in China, etc.), and German and European law is also looked to when it comes to regulating digitization and AI. In order to also give international participants an insight into the aforementioned interrelationships of digitalization and law, the course has been designed in English.


    For more information about the course and registration at the open-vhb platform follow this link.

    Click here for a short overview of the course on our site.

    Click here for the course on the VHB website.

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