New Researcher joins CRS: Silvia A. Carretta


Silvia A. Carretta is an Italian lawyer specialized in intellectual property. She is a doctoral candidate in Private Law at Uppsala University and is affiliated with the WASP-HS program (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society

Silvia has recently joined CRS as a researcher within the interdisciplinary project “Artificial Intelligence, democracy and human dignity” led by Professor Anna-Sara Lind, and funded by WASP-HS.

Her research project involves the study of legal accountability of autonomous-thinking systems and the impact of upcoming technology shifts on society.

Whilst the use of Artificial Intelligence systems clearly generates new opportunities to enhance people’s abilities in all facets of society, it also challenges existing notions of ethics, along with questioning the existing framework of accountability principles with reference to autonomous AI systems.

The project aims to research and identify uniform ethical guidelines for human-centric AI, to build on the existing regulatory framework as well as to establish accountability principles in relation to situations where damages are caused by self-learning, autonomous-thinking systems with increased capabilities to execute actions autonomously, without human intervention.

Read more about Silvia´s profile here

Last modified: 2021-06-15