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Expert Roundtable on Data and ethics in a Post-COVID World

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Start date: 10/12/2020
End date: 10/12/2020
Where: Virtual Meeting

Co-hosted by Re-Imagine Europa and Associazione Copernicani, the International Forum on Digital and Democracy will be held on December 10th-11th 2020. The two-day conference aims to be a meeting place between politics and academics and a moment of confrontation, promoting international collaboration through the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.

Re-Imagine Europa also decided to organise two side events, “Satellite Sessions” for which we have provided a limited number of seats to guarantee all participants the real possibility of interacting with the speakers, through the Q&A sessions that will be held at the end of the debate.

Anyone wishing to register can do so by writing to, specifying the chosen session.

It should be noted that the seats will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.


Expert Roundtable on Data and Ethics in a Post-COVID World

This session is organised with SoBigData++ Consortium and will explore the ethical dilemmas around AI and Big Data in Ethics, Society, and Law, together with technical challenges in data science and Explainable AI, with a special emphasis on trustworthiness.

Keynote: Matching Ethics and Law in AI: policy and practical implications of the Legal Legs of a “Trustworthy” SoBigData++

The outcomes of the discussions will help us develop a white paper on this topic to be published in early 2021.


Day 1. 10/12/2020
11:00 - 12:30
Expert Roundtable on Data and Ethics in a Post-COVID World
Chair: Giovanni Comandé


Giovanni Comandé
Full Professor of Private Comparative Law at Scuola Superiore S. Anna Pisa, Italy
Fosca Giannotti
Director of research of computer science at the Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo” of the National Research Council, Italy
Jeroen Van den Hoven
Professor of Ethics and Technology. Delft University of Technology
Dino Pedreschi
Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa
Josep Domingo
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and an ICREA-Acadèmia Researcher at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia
Caterina Sganga
Associate Professor in Comparative Private Law
Juan M. Durán
Assistant Professor of Epistemology, Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology


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