Both information law and science fiction are fascinated by new and emerging technologies such as social media, artificial intelligence and automated decision making to mention a few. Both feel a strong urge to write about them and authors in both ‘genres’ dedicate a considerable share of their time speculating how these technologies may evolve. Science fiction authors as well as information law scholars ponder what the implications will be for society, markets and the values that we cherish and seek to protect.
This inspired the Institute for Information Law (UvA) to organize the first ‘Science Fiction & Information Law Writing Competition’. At this symposium, co-organised with the Institute for Information Law (IViR), the nominated science fiction stories will be discussed by information law scholars, who reflect on the possible normative ramification, what the role of law is to promote or rather prevent such a future, or how law in such a future would look like.
Datum:22 februari 2019 vanaf 17:00 tot 18:30
Spui 25 - 27