ELI Second Vice-President at the Tech Law Clinics Webinar


ELI Second Vice-President, Pascal Pichonnaz, participated in the Tech Law Clinics Dissemination Event on ‘How to Address AI Challenges in the Current Legal Framework?’ on 6 November.

Pascal Pichonnaz enriched the webinar with a presentation entitled ‘Between technological understanding and legal mastery: don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’. ELI Second Vice-President drew attention to the usefulness of technology for legal professionals when it is understood and incorporated properly. However, technology cannot replace legal mastery and understanding. The same conclusions were drawn by Marc Clément from the ELI Project on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Public Administration.

As emphasised by Vice-President Pichonnaz, the ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy demonstrate how effective principles might look like. Building on an understanding of the technological background of data processing and the knowledge of already existing principles from other legal areas, the Principles are easily recognisable and useable. Put differently, by building upon existing principles and not eliminating something good in error, they don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.

To watch the full webinar please click here. The input from ELI Second Vice-President Pascal Pichonnaz can be viewed from minute 38:30.