Speaker: Dr. Michael Veale, Associate Professor in Digital Rights and Regulation at University College London in the Faculty of Laws
The AI, Equity, and Law series at Santa Clara University School of Law, curated by Professor Colleen Chien, welcomes Dr. Michael Veale (@mikarv) as he presents an overview of the EU AI Act, equitable considerations within the act, and relevant provisions and learnings from previous law. As advancements in AI Technology continue to advance rapidly, so does the need for proper regulation. Released in April 2021, The European Commission’s Artificial Intelligence Act (‘the AI Act’) proposal is significant as the world’s first comprehensive attempt to regulate AI, addressing issues such as data-driven or algorithmic social scoring, remote biometric identification, and the use of AI systems in law enforcement, education, and employment.
Dr. Michael Veale is an Associate Professor in Digital Rights and Regulation at University College London in the Faculty of Laws. Dr. Veale’s research sits at the intersections of emerging digital technologies, Internet and data law, technology policy and human-computer interaction. His work has previously examined areas such as how the law applies to machine learning techniques in practice, how civil servants grapple with issues of algorithmic discrimination, how data protection law copes with new data processing practices, and the use and limitations of data rights. Dr Veale holds a PhD in the application of law and policy to the social challenges of machine learning from UCL STEaPP and UCL Computer Science.