Contemporary Challengesfor AI and Society:Disciplines in Dialogue

Padua - 24-26 March 2021


AI is an essential part of people daily life in many different ways. This is no more a futuristic vision; it is the present-day of contemporary society. What has been dubbed the Fourth Revolution goes far beyond the mere technological capacity of algorithms. Open questions here go beyond the lines that confine individual areas of interventions. To approach these problems urges a more robust multidisciplinary approach. The success of AI society urges new ways of conceiving and operationalizing legal rules.

The AI Society Program is pleased to call for presentations at the upcoming  Conference on Contemporary Challenges for AI and Society: Disciplines in Dialogue. The event will be held entirely online on March 24-26, 2021, always at 3.00 p.m. (Italian time) through the Zoom platform.

Call for Presentations

Day 1 (March 24th)

Keynote Speech by Woodrow Hartzog
Professor of Law Northeastern University, Boston

The Case against Facial Recognition

Day 2 (March 25th)

Keynote Speech by Iyad Rahwan 

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin –Center for Humans & Machines

Experiments in Machine Behavior

Day 3 (March 26th)

Keynote Speech by Frank Pasquale
Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School University of Maryland

Manufactured Speech: Affective Computing and Automated Text Generation as a Crisis of Meaning

Essential Information

The event will be on March 24-26, 2021, at 3.00 p.m. (Italian time) on Zoom, and there is no registration fee. Registered participants can take part in the discussion sessions in the Attendees Room on Zoom. To obtain the link, please, find the registration form here below. Registration will close on March 23rd, 2020. Follow and share the event on AI Society Project main channels  Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The program will be integrated by the best contributions selected through the following Call for Presentations.

Key Dates

  • Abstracts submission: February 20th, 2021 The dealine is postponed on March 1st, 2021
  • Notification of selected presentations: March 5th, 2021
  • Video Presentations submission: March 15th, 2021
  • Dates of the event: March 24th-26th, 2021