Abstract: The talk develops two maps – one of the regulatory regime for autonomous cars, the other an overview of methods and approaches to render law computational. It then tries to establish “matches” between these two domains, fields where the properties of the law and the properties of the formal theory match in a promising way
Bio: Burkhard Schafer is a Professor of Computational Legal Theory, at the University of Edinburgh. He is a director and co-founder of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law, the UK’s oldest interdisciplinary research centre in the intersection between law and technology, funded initially though two large AHRC grants. He is also Co-Director of the Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning, which since its inception in 1999 brought together mathematicians, computer scientists and lawyers. He has published over 120 papers in the interaction between law and technology, winning the LexisNexis best paper award of the international conference on informatics IRIS twice. He has been PI or Co-I on over 15 UK and EU grants. He is a member of the Data Ethics group of the Turing Institute, member of the expert group on AI4Society and member of the Law and AI steering group of the Gesellschaft Fuer Informatik. He has acted as advisor for the governments of the UK, Scotland, Germany, the US and EU.