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_About CAAAi

The Centre for Access to and Acceptance of Autonomous Intelligence (CAAAi) aims:

  • to provide insight in the legal and normative framework for the development of Autonomous Intelligent Systems in the European Union
  • to discuss how a future legal and normative framework may contribute to the optimal balance between the need to support innovation and the sustainable introduction of AIS in society;

In its search for optimization of the legal and normative framework that seeks to promote the access to and acceptance of AIS-technology, CAAAi focuses on better, sustainable lawmaking. CAAAi consists of a multi layered interdisciplinary independent research network of academics, representing expertise in law and new technology, focusing on fundamental rights, liability, contracting intellectual property and technology transfer. The development of AIS in the forthcoming years will offer a unique opportunity to study the legal consequences and implications of the introduction of truly new phenomena in society. At the same time, this creates momentum for meta-legal questions addressing law in its twofold role of providing preconditions for the development of new technologies, and to regulate the social and societal challenges that are the result of these innovations.

_Access to and Acceptance of AIS

Robots, as Autonomous Intelligence Systems (AIS), are unknown entities in the current (European) legal and normative framework. The fact that AIS are able to interact and make autonomous decisions creates uncertainty on issues such as free-will, liability, privacy and consumer protection as well as on ownership and transfer of (intellectual) property rights. These are challenges that will have to be met in order to come to acceptance of AIS-technology in society. Acceptance of AIS-technology is a prerequisite for the successful deployment in society. Access to information, access to technology in which innovative information is embodied and access to industry norms and standards form important preconditions for innovation and development in the field of Autonomous Intelligent Systems

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