Knowledge Centre Data & Society - News Knowledge Centre for legal, ethical and societal aspects of artificial intelligence and data-driven applications. https://data-en-maatschappij.ai en Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:40:20 +0100 Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:40:20 +0100 Guest Blog: EDPB-EDPS Opinion: four lessons for the AI Regulation and data protection https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/gastblog-edpb-edps-opinion-four-lessons-for-the-ai-regulation-and-data-protection Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:51:00 +0100 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/gastblog-edpb-edps-opinion-four-lessons-for-the-ai-regulation-and-data-protection Op 18 juni 2021 hebben het Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming (European Data Protection Board – EDPB) en de Europese Toezichthouder voor gegevensbescherming (European Data Protection Supervisor-EDPS) een gezamenlijk advies uitgebracht over het voorstel van een AI Verordening. In deze blogpost worden enkele bevindingen door Jenny Bergholm besproken. Gastblog. The GDPR and the Artificial Intelligence Regulation – it takes two to tango? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/gastblog-the-gdpr-and-the-artificial-intelligence-regulation-it-takes-two-to-tango Tue, 16 Nov 2021 10:01:00 +0100 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/gastblog-the-gdpr-and-the-artificial-intelligence-regulation-it-takes-two-to-tango The recently adopted proposal for an AI Regulation has already been the topic for widespread discussions., and so has the GDPR. This contribution discusses how the proposed AI Regulation inadequately addresses the risks presented to privacy and data protection by AI systems, and fails to integrate the comprehensive framework of the GDPR into the most buzzing proposal for regulation in a long time. Good intentions, unintended consequences? How the Proposal for the AI Act might kick innovation out of the EU https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/good-intentions-unintended-consequences-how-the-proposal-for-the-ai-act-might-kick-innovation-out-of-the-eu Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:47:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/good-intentions-unintended-consequences-how-the-proposal-for-the-ai-act-might-kick-innovation-out-of-the-eu A new proposal for the AI Act introduces technology-oriented due diligence and compliance requirements for AI systems. It also bans some of them. In this way, it risks limiting AI systems’ innovation and migration of innovators outside of the EU. There is a better way to go to both keep innovation inside and risks to fundamental rights outside of the EU: technology-neutral and abusive practices oriented regulation of AI. New: ‘Sustainable AI in Business’ course by Agoria - kopie https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/new-sustainable-ai-in-business-course-of-agoria-1 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:01:00 +0100 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/new-sustainable-ai-in-business-course-of-agoria-1 A free online course of Agoria on the human, legal, and ethical aspects that need to be taken into account when implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in a company. Following COVID-19 measures: a social dilemma? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/following-covid-19-measures-a-social-dilemma Mon, 30 Nov 2020 18:27:00 +0100 Frederic.Christoph.Heymans@vub.be (Frederic Heymans) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/following-covid-19-measures-a-social-dilemma The coronavirus confronts us with a social dilemma, which is influenced by our social environment and technology. What can policymakers do to motivate people to take collective action for a long period of time? People's knowledge and perception of AI https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/kennis-en-perceptie-van-de-bevolking-ten-aanzien-van-ai Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:00:00 +0100 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/kennis-en-perceptie-van-de-bevolking-ten-aanzien-van-ai In this study, a representative sample of neighborhood inhabitants was questioned to provide insights into the knowledge and perception of the population regarding AI. The Coronalert-app as a medical device: which obligations for whom? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/contact-tracing-app-as-a-medical-device Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:45:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/contact-tracing-app-as-a-medical-device Coronalert, a contact-tracing app currently under development for Belgium, might qualify as a medical device according to the EU law on medical devices. This blog explores who would be a manufacturer of the app and which obligations such entity would have. Summer blog takeover! https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-takeover Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:57:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-takeover At the Knowledge Centre, we will enjoy an extended staycation this summer. This means we've got some free spots in our communication schedule. Do you want to share something that fits our mission? Send in your blog post and get a spot on our website! Opinion: How urban myths become the deathblow of contact tracing technology https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/opinie-hoe-broodje-app-verhalen-de-doodsteek-worden-van-contact-tracing-technologie Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:33:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/opinie-hoe-broodje-app-verhalen-de-doodsteek-worden-van-contact-tracing-technologie The government will soon start an information campaign to make clear why contact tracing is necessary. We hope that it will also be able to eliminate the urban myths. Blog: Automation And Human Agency https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-automation-and-human-agency Tue, 26 May 2020 13:26:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-automation-and-human-agency In this blogpost, prof. Sami Marhoum investigates the importance of human agency in times of automation. Blog: What are the EU’s orientations and envisaged choices for the regulation of liability and artificial intelligence? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/what-are-the-eus-orientations-and-envisaged-choices-for-the-regulation-of-liability-and-artificial-intelligence Fri, 22 May 2020 10:48:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/what-are-the-eus-orientations-and-envisaged-choices-for-the-regulation-of-liability-and-artificial-intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key driver of economic development. Although the use of AI has benefits for a variety of sectors, legal challenges remain. A reccurring topic is the liability for damage caused by AI-systems. An overview of initiatives undertaken by various EU institutions. Survey: 51% has no objection to a corona-app, under strict conditions https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/survey-corona-app Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:44:00 +0200 pieter.duysburgh@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Pieter Duysburgh) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/survey-corona-app How much data are you willing to share to fight corona? What is acceptable and what is not? Knowledge Centre Data & Society investigates. Call for KCDS-CiTiP Fellowships https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/call-for-kcds-citip-fellowships Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:37:00 +0100 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/call-for-kcds-citip-fellowships Are you a researcher or expert on legal and ethical aspects of AI? Apply now for a KCDS-CiTiP Visiting Fellowship. (text in English) Video: Wetenschapsfestival https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/video-wetenschapsfestival Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:03:00 +0100 pieter@weareantenna.be (Pieter Van Peteghem) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/video-wetenschapsfestival Find out how our visitors feel about AI in their daily lives! brAInfood: Algorithmic news selection https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-algorithmic-news-selection Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:32:00 +0200 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-algorithmic-news-selection This brAInfood explains what the risks of algorithmic news selection are and how you and the news media can counter them. brAInfood: How to explain the decisions made by an AI system? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-maak-je-de-beslissingen-van-ai-verklaarbaar Wed, 16 Dec 2020 14:36:00 +0100 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-maak-je-de-beslissingen-van-ai-verklaarbaar This brAInfood gives you more information on explainability and AI. brAInfood: Data protection and voice assistants https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-data-protection-and-voice-assistants-1 Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0100 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-data-protection-and-voice-assistants-1 This brAInfood presents a number of concerns related to the privacy and data protection of voice assistants. brAInfood: Is my technology behaving 'ethically'? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-is-my-technology-behaving-ethically Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-is-my-technology-behaving-ethically This brAInfood presents a questionnaire for users of AI technology to determine for themselves whether an AI system is behaving ethically or not. brAInfood: Who is liable for a self-driving car accident? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-who-is-liable-for-a-self-driving-car-accident Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:24:00 +0200 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-who-is-liable-for-a-self-driving-car-accident This brAInfood summarises complex legal challenges on liability for damage caused by self-driving cars. Summer blog takeover! https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-takeover Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:57:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-takeover At the Knowledge Centre, we will enjoy an extended staycation this summer. This means we've got some free spots in our communication schedule. Do you want to share something that fits our mission? Send in your blog post and get a spot on our website! Artificial Intelligence and the GDPR: a guide https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/artificiële-intelligentie-en-gegevensbescherming-een-verkennende-gids Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/artificiële-intelligentie-en-gegevensbescherming-een-verkennende-gids With this guide, we want to give an overview on how the GDPR is applied when designing and using AI-systems. brAInfood: Are you an artificial intelligence expert? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-ben-jij-een-expert-in-ai Tue, 26 May 2020 16:24:00 +0200 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-ben-jij-een-expert-in-ai What do you know about artificial intelligence? Are you an expert or a novice? Take this quiz and find out! Blog: Automation And Human Agency https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-automation-and-human-agency Tue, 26 May 2020 13:26:00 +0200 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/news/blog-automation-and-human-agency In this blogpost, prof. Sami Marhoum investigates the importance of human agency in times of automation. brAInfood: What is legal sandboxing for AI? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-wat-is-legal-sandboxing-voor-ai Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:05:00 +0200 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-wat-is-legal-sandboxing-voor-ai This brAInfood discusses the topic of 'legal sandboxing' for artificial intelligence (AI) in more detail, as mentioned by the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG) of the European Commission in the document 'Policy and Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy AI'. brAInfood: How ‘trustworthy’ is artificial intelligence? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-betrouwbaar-is-artificiële-intelligentie Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:58:00 +0100 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-betrouwbaar-is-artificiële-intelligentie brAInfood: How ‘trustworthy’ is artificial intelligence? Data Collection Bias Assessment https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/tools/tool-data-collection-bias-assessment-form Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:00:00 +0100 willemien.laenens@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Willemien Laenens) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/tools/tool-data-collection-bias-assessment-form With this Data Collection Bias Assessment form, you make a few choices from the beginning of the data collection so that you can discover possible biases at an early stage. Tool: AI Blindspots https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/tools/ai-blindspot Sun, 08 Mar 2020 13:41:00 +0100 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/tools/ai-blindspot How can you take into account possible prejudices and structural inequalities before, during and after the development of an AI system? In order to help you do this, the Knowledge Centre Data & Society and Agoria developed the AI Blindspots card set. brAInfood: How to survive a conversation about artificial intelligence? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-overleef-je-een-gesprek-over-artificiële-intelligentie Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:01:00 +0100 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-overleef-je-een-gesprek-over-artificiële-intelligentie This brAInfood summarizes 8 concepts that often occur in conversations about artificial intelligence. Once you have read and mastered these 8 concepts, you will be able to have and/or follow a basic conversation about artificial intelligence. Data-Date 1: Panelgesprek: De EU White Paper over AI https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/event/data-data-1-panelgesprek-de-eu-white-paper-over-ai Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:51:00 +0100 gwen.franck@data-en-maatschappij.ai (Gwen Franck) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/event/data-data-1-panelgesprek-de-eu-white-paper-over-ai Paper: 'Emotional AI: A societal challenge' https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/paper-emotional-ai-a-societal-challenge Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100 pieter@weareantenna.be (Pieter Van Peteghem) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/paper-emotional-ai-a-societal-challenge How can society get the best out of AI technology when it is linked to our private lives, and affects the intimate dimensions of human life? Read more about it in this paper by professor Andrew McStay. brAInfood: How would you describe artificial intelligence? https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-omschrijf-jij-artificiële-intelligentie Fri, 31 Jan 2020 11:52:00 +0100 pieter@weareantenna.be (Pieter Van Peteghem) https://data-en-maatschappij.ai/en/publications/brainfood-hoe-omschrijf-jij-artificiële-intelligentie In this first brAInfood, we discuss how you can describe the term 'Artificial Intelligence' when writing about it.