[2020 Winter Academy] Artificial Intelligence and International Law

20 - 24 January 2020
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: Regular fee: €1.295 / Student fee: €750
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The Asser Institute is offering the second edition of the Winter Academy on Artificial Intelligence and International Law. Over the course of one week, you will get the latest insights into current and future issues raised by AI from the perspective of international law.

The programme is available here.

Artificial intelligence (AI) comes with many promises. It has the potential of providing for cognitive abilities going beyond human capacities, which could lead to significant scientific and societal progresses. For instance, complex algorithms that compile and analyse large data sets could contribute to more accurate and precise policy-making. At the same time, the use of technologies that display increasing degrees of autonomy brings in significant ethical, legal, and policy challenges. AI is disruptive to fundamental legal norms and concepts, as well as to systems of international governance. It challenges us to rethink a number of legal notions, and to develop analytical frameworks that fully grasp AI.

The Winter Academy offers you foundational knowledge on key issues at the interface of international law and artificial intelligence, and provides a platform for critical debate and engagement on emerging questions. The programme is structured along five themes: Understanding AI, AI for good, AI and armed conflict, AI and responsibility, and AI governance. The Winter Academy includes lectures that address both technical and legal aspects of AI, and will alternate theoretical and more practical perspectives. The interactive training features over 20 sessions by high-level speakers and includes panel discussions and workshops. 

Learn more about:

  • Definition of AI and current trends
  • Intelligence and moral judgment in humans and machines
  • Ethics of AI and value-sensitive design
  • Using AI to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • AI and human rights
  • AI and international humanitarian law
  • Autonomous weapons systems and human dignity
  • Human control over autonomous military technologies
  • AI and international criminal law
  • AI and state responsiblity
  • Geopolitics of AI
  • European governance of AI
  • International governance of AI

Speakers include:

For whom?
The Winter Academy is designed for academics and professionals working on issues related to AI and international law, in particular:

  • Researchers and advanced students (Master or PhD) in the fields of international law, political science, philosophy, or computer science;
  • Policy makers, policy analysts and legal advisers working on innovation and technology in public or private institutions;
  • Industry professionals interested in the law and governance of AI.

Registration & fees
To register for this programme, click on the ‘register’ button at the top of the page and fill out the form. Please read the Registration Information & Conditions carefully before registration. The regular registration fee is €1.295 and the student fee is €750. The student fee applies to PhD candidates and Master students currently enrolled in a University programme (justification required). The fee covers lectures, study materials, side activities, coffee breaks, and lunch during the Winter Academy. The fee does not cover any travel costs, accommodation in The Hague, insurance, or other expenses.

After the training course, you will receive a professional certificate of completion from the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

More information
Click here for a brief report of the first edition of the Winter Academy on Artificial Intelligence and International Law, which took place in February 2019.