Legality Attentive AI Conference

18 January 2022

Legality Attentive AI: Awareness Conference on Explainability of AI



The Brussels Privacy Hub, in collaboration with the LeADS (Legality Attentive Data Scientists) gladly announces the Webinar on "Legality Attentive AI: Awareness Conference on Explainability of AI" on the Data Protection Day,  28 January 2022 16:00 - 17:30 (CET).

To celebrate Data Protection Day, the Legality Attentive Data Scientists H2020 project with the Brussels Privacy Hub will explore one of the biggest open challenges of data protection law: Explainability and accountability of AI. The event, with high-level stakeholders and experts, will address the twists and thorns of developing legality attentive AI as a standard for our societies.

AI raises concerns for many fields of its actual and possible application for its risks of extending control on individuals and further unbalancing powers among individuals and\or with institutions and businesses. Keeping AIs in line with the law and with the EU fundamental values and ethical principles is more than a need, it is the footprint of the European approach and benchmarking of research and production of AI-based solutions.

Explainability is often offered as an answer to many concerns related to AI development and deployment. Nevertheless, explainability is not always possible yet, and explainability itself can be problematic for personal data protection.

The webinar will be moderated by Giovanni Comandé, Professor of Private Comparative Law at Scuola Superiore S. Anna Pisa. Our Co-Director Gianclaudio Malgieri will give introductory remarks.

Confirmed speakers are;

  • Paul Nemitz - Principal Advisor in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission,

  • Catelijne Muller - President of ALLAI, Member High Level Expert Group on AI and OECD Network of Experts on AI

  • Fosca Giannotti - Director of research of computer science at the Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo” of the National Research Council, Pisa, Italy

  • Riccardo Masucci - Global Director of Privacy Policy - INTEL
  • Dafna Feinholz - Bioethics and Ethics of Science Section, UNESCO

The Webinar will be held on Teams. Registration is required. For any inquiries, please contact us at

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