Network for Artificial Intelligence & Law (NAIL)
The Hamburg Network for AI & Law (NAIL) is a joint venture between Professor Christoph Kumpan (Bucerius Law School) and Professor Georg Ringe (Universität Hamburg). The network is a platform for academic exchange and joint research projects in the area of AI and law. At the same time, the network facilitates dialogue and engagement with the wider public.
Artificial Intelligence is a fast evolving technology that holds the promise of a wide range of economic and societal benefits across the entire spectrum of our economy. AI is said to improve prediction processes, to optimise operations and resource allocation, and to personalise service delivery. Thereby, the use of AI may support socially beneficial outcomes and provide substantial welfare gains to firms and households alike. However, the same elements and techniques that power the socio-economic benefits of AI can also bring about new risks or negative consequences for individuals or the society. It is this ambivalence of AI which provides a challenging task for regulators and, ultimately, calls for a nuanced approach.
NAIL is dedicated to exploring those regulatory challenges, and to provide a forum for research, discussion, and outreach. Besides its two academic leaders, NAIL involves a number of doctoral students with a background in law, economics, and computer science.
About once a month during the academic year, we hold a research seminar involving leading academics, policy makers and industry experts. This seminar series is kindly supported by the Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius.
Please get in touch by emailing us. You can subscribe to our newsletter by sending an email to nail"AT"ile-hamburg.de with the subject matter “subscribe”. You can also follow us through our Facebook and Twitter pages.
|25 October 2021, 18h||
NAIL - Opening Ceremony
Irina Orssich, Head of Sector Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, Brussels
"A European approach to Artificial Intelligence: the proposed Europen AI Act to address fundamental rights and safety risks specific to AI systems"
"Heinz Nixdorf" lecture room, Bucerius Law School
|15 November 2021, 18h||
Dr. Wolfgang Hildesheim, Director Watson, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, IBM
|6 December 2021, 18h||
Prof. Katja Langenbucher, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
"AI as a product? Algorithmic Credit Scoring as a test case for regulating AI"
|7 February 2021, 18h||
Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
"Algorithmic recommender systems and the issue of proxies"
Further information to follow.
- Alessio Azzutti, Wolf-Georg Ringe und Siegfried Stiehl, ‘Machine Learning, Market Manipulation and Collusion on Capital Markets: Why the Black Box matters’, EBI Working Paper No 84/2021, available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3788872 (forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law)
- Christoph Kumpan, Interessenwahrung durch Robo-Advisors, in Florian Möslein and Sebastian Omlor (eds.), FinTech-Handbuch (2nd ed 2021) 739-758
- Wolf-Georg Ringe und Christopher Ruof, ‘Regulating Fintech in the EU: the Case for a Guided Sandbox’ (2020) 11 European Journal of Risk Regulation 604-629
- Pedro Magalhães Batista and Wolf-Georg Ringe, ‘Dynamism in Financial Market Regulation: Harnessing Regulatory and Supervisory Technologies’, ILE Working Paper No. 39/2020, available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3711618 (forthcoming, Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy)