Human Rights Against Robots

What challenges do artificial intelligence and robotics pose to the protection of human rights? How might human rights continue to be protected through legal regulation in the robotic age? Why might legal protections flounder where violations are manifested though technological, rather than political power? Can our existing catalogue of human rights cover core human values and interests in the robotic age? Why might the state-oriented human rights mechanisms be antiquated in the face of such emerging challenges?

Join an international and interdisciplinary panel as we examine the ability of contemporary human rights law to protect individual rights and societal interests from technological incursion.


10:00 – 10:10 Opening remarks

10:10 – 11:40 The Nature and Scope of Robotic and Artificial Intelligence Challenges to Human Rights Protections  

Noel Sharkey
Virginia Dignum
Jens Elo Rytter
Amnon Lev  
11:40 – 11:55 Coffee break

11:55 – 13:25 Horizon Scanning : Protecting the Human through RoboLaw

Rob van den Hoven van Genderen
Britta van Beers
Christopher Markou
Hin-Yan Liu

13:25 – 14:25 Lunch break  
14:25 – 16:00 Clashing Ideas: Human Individual in Human Rights, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Research

Ezio di Nucci
Kristian Lauta
Rohit Sharma
Karolina Zawieska

Friday 3. march 2017, 10:00-16:00

The Faculty of Law, Meeting room: 8B-3-03, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Registration: The event is free to attend. Use this registration form no later than  Tuesday 28 February 2017 12:00.