When Computers Discriminate: With Anti-Discrimination Law Against Algorithm-Driven Exclusion?

Artificial intelligence can also be racist or sexist if it reproduces prejudices and ignores moral judgments. But does discriminating AI escape the law, which in any case hardly sanctions exclusion effectively and is also tailored to human behavior? What does discriminating AI have to do with the planned deletion of the term “race” in the Basic Law or the protection of highly personal data? Algorithm-driven “Othering” not only shows the challenges that new technologies pose to old law. It also illustrates how old law can become highly topical again.


Prof. Dr. Alexander Tischbirek (Assistant Professor of Public Law at the University of Regensburg)

Monday, 06-20-2022, 05:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m., virtual event

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This is an event of the Center for Graduate & Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Regensburg.