Algorithmic Decision Making, AI, and Fundamental Rights

Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek, Brussels

January 27 , 2017


Algorithmic decision-making no longer belongs to science fiction, but is rapidly becoming a reality. AI is adding new dimensions to it, as software systems acquire the ability to extract information from the environment, to evolve and adapt to new circumstances, to learn and interact, and acquire an increasing autonomy relatively to their developers and users.

From a technological perspective, the purpose of this CPDP panel is to present some recent developments in algorithmic decision-making, focusing on AI applications, and to present examples of how such decision-making works in practice. From a legal perspective, the panel explores issues pertaining to the regulation of algorithmic decision-making, addressing issues of fairness, transparency and responsibilities. It also addresses the (im)possibility of using algorithmic decision making for fundamental rights cases, notably data privacy, and other questions concerning interplay between AI and fundamental rights.


  • Maja Brkan, Maastricht University (NL)
  • Ali Lange, Center for Democracy & Technology (US)
  • Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London (UK)
  • Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute (IT)
  • Jyn Schultze-Melling, Facebook Ireland Ltd. (IE)
  • Moderated by Ward Vrijsen, Vodafone (NL)

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Date: 27 Jan, 2017
Time: 16:00
La Cave, Les Halles de Schaerbeek
Place: Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek, Brussels

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