Crete, Greece, June 2021 – On the 19th of June 20212, the LeADS consortium organised a workshop on best practices for the development of intelligent and trustworthy algorithms and systems as part of the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI) that took place in Crete. The Workshop consisted of two parts:
The first part featured two panel discussions on “Data Ownership, Privacy and Empowerment” and “Trustworthy Data Processing Design”. Leading scholars in their field, such as Paul de Hert from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Giovanni Comandé from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, discussed pressing questions in the data economy. Is a potential data ownership right compatible with the existing data protection law? Which legal, ethical, and technological framework is needed to ensure a more trustworthy data economy?
Second, the 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) of the LeADS project presented their cutting-edge research during a session on “Best Practices for the Development of Intelligent and Trustworthy Algorithms and Systems” and discussed their research with the participants of the AIAI conference. The workshop intervenes at a moment when the European Commission is proposing various pieces of legislation that should create a framework to reconcile diverging interests in data. Thus far, however, many questions have been left unanswered on how to find an appropriate regulatory framework. With its interdisciplinary approach, the LeADS project aims to find innovative solutions to these questions.