Legal Challenges of AI: An Overview and Current Developments

April 11, 2021

GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar Series

GLODEM proudly presents the 3rd seminar of Spring 2021 AI & CSS Seminar Series with Dr. Başak Ozan Özparlak’s talk on April 16th.

GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar Series brings together practitioners working on AI usage in various fields and scholars specializing in computational social sciences. The seminar series is moderated by MA-CSSL, which is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at Koç University, established with the purpose of conducting cutting-edge research on the applications of computational methods to social science questions.

Date: 16 April 2021- Friday
18:00- 19:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Başak Ozan Özparlak, Faculty of Law, Özyeğin University

Title: Legal Challenges of AI: An Overview and Current Developments

Abstract: The talk will take to its compass, the legal effects, and new legal questions deriving from the usage and the development of artificial intelligence technologies. For the quest for effective legal answers with this regard, some questions are vital to be asked: “Why do we need binding rules for AI technologies?”, “How to empower legal remedies in digitalized and globalized societies?” ,  “Where does international law fall at the intersection of AI and legal field?”. Focusing on those questions, the talk will involve major legal steps taken by the European Union and by the Council of Europe concerning AI technologies. Since it is data that feeds these technologies, the privacy and security of data play the leading role in the legal framework of AI. Therefore, an emphasis will be given to the governance of data which will define the future of democracies and society as we have known.

Bio: Dr. Basak Ozan Ozparlak is a lawyer, lecturer, and researcher. She is the partner attorney at Ozan&Ozan Law Office and a part-time lecturer at Ozyegin University. She gives “Cyber Security, Blockchain and Law” and “Artificial Intelligence and Law” courses at Ozyegin University Faculty of Law. Priorly, she gave “Labor Law” and “Introduction to Law” courses at Bilgi University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Management. She graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a social development volunteer for child refugees at the Norwegian Peace Center in Lillehammer in 2000. She obtained her LLM degree in European Union Law from Marmara University European Union Institute and a Ph.D. degree in private law from Marmara University Faculty of Law. She is the co-author of the book called “AI in Health Sciences” (2019) with her chapter “AI and Law” and of the forthcoming book titled: “Emerging Technologies and Law: Artificial Intelligence” with her chapter “Discrimination on Hiring and Artificial Intelligence Technologies” (2021, Forthcoming). She contributed to the 6G Whitepaper on Trust, Security and Privacy (2020) under the coordination of 6G Flagship Center at Oulu University and to the first AI and Law Report (2020) of Türkiye conducted by three major Bar Associations of Türkiye. She delivers speeches and writes on the intersection of law, design, technology, and society at many diverse platforms from museums to academic conferences, from legal journals to art magazines. Her research interests include legal implications of human-technology interactions, the future of work, privacy, and security from an interdisciplinary perspective.


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