Mireille Hildebrandt, a lawyer, philosopher and professor at Radboud Universiteit & Vrije Universiteit Brussels explores the functioning of the law and ethics within cyberspace – The Human Show Podcast 63




Mireille Hildebrandt, a Professor of ‘Interfacing Law and Technology’ at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, of ‘ICT and the Rule of Law’ at Radboud University (the Netherlands), is a lawyer and philosopher whose main research is concerned with the functioning of the rule of law in cyberspace. Her extensive intellectual interests in ethics are rooted in her academic background in criminal and constitutional law while she takes anthropology, history and philosophy into account. Her current research investigates the rule of law with the rise of ICT and Big Data whose decision-making process is invisible yet has become crucial part of our daily life. Also, currently, she is leading the ERC AdG research on COHUBICOL: Counting as a human being in the era of computational law (2019-2024). (See www.cohubicol.com.)

In today’s episode, we talk to Mireille about the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI), law and ethics. What is the impact of AI and smart technology on ethical dimension of human life? How does AI create the predictability of human behaviors and what are the implications of it? 3 pieces of advice for companies interested in the topic of ethics and AI


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How the body shapes the way we think


John Rawls



Mireille’s Work:

Book Publications

Hildebrandt, M. (2019). Law for Computer Scientists and Other Folk. Now in open review with MIT pubpub, it will be published by OUP later in 2019: https://lawforcomputerscientists.pubpub.org

Hildebrandt, M. (2015). Smart technologies and the end (s) of law: novel entanglements of law and technology. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Gutwirth, S., & Hildebrandt, M. (2008). Profiling the European citizen: Cross-disciplinary perspectives. Springer.


Mireille on other Podcasts:

BIG DATA (Radio in Dutch, 2018) https://www.bnr.nl/podcast/gdpr/10338785/big-data

Democracy in the 21st century: the impact of ICT (2018, Den Haag) https://www.montesquieu-instituut.nl/id/vkqzl6lxopjp/agenda/democratie_in_de_21e_eeuw_de_impact_van

Hearsay Culture Show (2006) https://podcasts.apple.com/tt/podcast/hearsay-culture-show-83-kzsu-fm-stanford/id131237275?i=1000049681292


Social Media and other links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mireillehildebrandt/?originalSubdomain=be

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mireillemoret?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society studies (LSTS): https://lsts.research.vub.be/en/mireille-hildebrandt/

COHUBICOL: www.cohubicol.com



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