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II Congreso Iberoamericano de Bioderecho y Derechos Humanos, Universidad de Guadalajara, 8-9 May 2023 – Keynote speech

In the context of the 2nd Ibero-American Conference on Biolaw and Human Rights (Guadalajara, 8-9 May 2023), organised by the University of Murcia in collaboration with the University of Guadalajara, the University of San Luis Potosí and the University of Costa Rica and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (Pro-Human Biolaw), Professor Mantelero gave a keynote speech on La regulación de la Inteligencia Artificial en Europa (The regulation of AI in Europe) focusing on the challenges and expectations of the European approach to AI regulation.

In his keynote speech, he emphasised the need to combine a risk-based approach centred on human rights with the complementary role of socio-ethical assessment in order to cover societal issues not addressed by law. Noting that the current EU proposal only partially deals with the development of the risk-based approach to human rights, Professor Mantelero pointed out that some suggestions can be drawn from experience in the field of biolaw with regard to who should carry out the assessment and the role of participatory design.

More specifically, on the basis of the research carried out in the recent book Beyond Data, he identified the key parameters to be used in assessing the impact on fundamental rights and freedoms and showed how these parameters can be estimated and combined in order to develop a model offering a high level of transparency, accountability and traceability of the decisions concerning AI applications and their design.