UvA 904

ADS AI Teck Week: Public and AI

The purpose of ADS AI Tech Week is to offer a stage to the Data Science and AI ecosystem in Amsterdam. The content invites collaboration between academic, societal and industry-oriented organisations spread out over 3 themes. The aim of this is to facilitate cross-sector, multi-disciplinary networking and knowledge sharing

The AI Tech Week will cover 3 days (afternoons). Each day has its own theme and moderator and will speak to a different sector.

  • DAY 1 (16.00-17.00): Business, Finance and AI(Tuesday, 7th of March 2023)
  • DAY 2 (16.00-17.00): Health and AI (Wednesday, 8th of March 2023)
  • DAY 3 (15:30-16:30): Public and AI (Thursday, 9th of March 2023)

Location: UvA 904 Science Park, building G and room SP G0.23-G0.25

15:30 Introduction & Welcome
15:35 Talk #1: Vanja Skoric
15:50 Discussion
16:00 Talk #2: Kristina Irion
16:15 Discussion
16:25 End of talks
16:30 End!

Talk #1: Vanja Skoric (Program Director at ECNL | PhD candidate at Civic AI Lab, Institute for Informatics, University of Amsterdam)
Vanja Skoric is a Program Director at the Netherlands-based European Center for Not-for-profit Law, overseeing global and European engagement programmes with 20 years of experience in legal analysis, research, litigation and strategic campaigning. She leads engagement in digital and artificial intelligence (AI) issues affecting civic freedoms and work on securitisation and counter-terrorism measures that impact civil society. Coming from Croatia, Vanja holds a LLM degree in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam. She is currently an external PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam Civic AI Lab, Informatics Institute, pursuing interdisciplinary research on inclusive normative design for AI systems. This includes striking the balance between AI development and safeguarding human rights and freedoms, with focus on participatory methods and frameworks for AI.

Talk #2: Kristina Irion(Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Law, UvA)
Kristina Irion is Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. A baseline of her research is the interpretation and analysis of the transformational processes that reconfigure the legal properties of digital data in line with societal needs. Irion’s current research agenda focuses on the governance of transnational digital technologies and global data value chains from the perspective of European law and international economic law. In terms of societal relevance, much of the commissioned research she has led or contributed to did generate a significant impact on public policy. She frequently provides expertise to the European Commission and the Parliament, ENISA, the Council of Europe, the OECD, national governments as well as civil society organizations.