3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and International Law by Delhi University
University of Delhi is organising an International Law Conference on “Artificial Intelligence and International Law” from June 24 to 25, 2022 at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, DU.
About the Conference
Advent of Artificial Intelligence has opened a multi-dimensional world transforming the functioning of various segments of national as well as international regimes. The interplay of AI with International Law, Finance, IPR, and Defence is fast moving with unfathomable impact on growth and development.
AI opens doors to numerous opportunities in several fields. There is little doubt that the marriage of technology and finance will continue to drive significant changes for both customers and financial institutions.
The idea of AI-assisted advancements in the defence sector has strengthened the military capabilities. However, the potential of AI to trigger and breach privacy by effortlessly being able to extract relevant information is of a far reaching concern.
Furthermore, in the energy sector, AI assists its human counterparts to effectively use renewable energy sources essential for sustainable development. It is imperative to point out that this comes with its own set of challenges and this is where law comes to our rescue.
Objectives of the Conference
To understand the interplay of Artificial Intelligence and International Law.
To accentuate the significance of Artificial Intelligence and International law, analyse their development and examine their possible interplay in the contemporary world.
To deliberate upon regulation of Artificial Intelligence to understand the challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence and further deliberate upon the need for an International regulatory framework for the same.
To evaluate compatibility in Artificial Intelligence and existing International law mechanisms.
To dissect the existing International law mechanisms, treaties, statues, principles to accommodate Artificial Intelligence and ascertaining compatibility in Artificial Intelligence and International Law.
To analyse the concept of International Regulation of AI in the Global Financial Space as well as its importance in Governance and the Defense Sector.
To understand the contribution of AI in sustainable development.
To acknowledge the unethical use of data by private and public entities with the help of AI.
To understand AI as a new creator and competitor in the realm of intellectual property rights.
About the Call for Papers
Article 38 of the International Court of Justice statute mentions “…teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations” as one of its subsidiary sources to settle international disputes.
This Conference will contribute meaningfully to the existing literature on International law and consequently enrich the way forward for international regulations and law regarding Artificial Intelligence.
Campus Law Centre is looking forward to proposals in the form of abstracts. All recognized national, international and regional institutions are invited to submit their papers.
In addition, the following stakeholders are also invited :
Academicians from universities, institutes and colleges across the globe
Research scholars, faculties and students pursuing law, technology and/or finance from various universities
Indian as well as foreign firms
Bureaucrats, diplomats, policymakers and journalists
Representatives of Government organisations, civil societies, NGOs, co-operatives societies
Any other person/institution having relevant knowledge and interest regarding the topic
Note: Only the authors of the paper are eligible to participate in the conference.
The suggested themes under the topic of the conference are:
International Regulation of AI in Global Financial Space
AI has opened new opportunities in the financial space to improve both business and societal outcomes. Financial service firms evaluate the potential applications of artificial intelligence to enhance the customer experience and improve operational efficiencies. However, the same has increased the threat to financial privacy as well as the integrity, explainability, fairness, and resilience of AI outputs in this sphere.
Role of AI in global finance
Challenges in ensuring reliability, accountability, transparency and fairness
AI and threat to financial privacy
BlockChain and Fintech
Potential social and economic risk of AI-enabled systems in finance
Road towards 4th Industrial Revolution
Data security and monetization
International institutions and treaties for the regulations of AI in finance
Use of AI in trade negotiations
AI and international competition and antitrust laws
AI and global terror funding
Introduction and Regulations of AI in Governance and Defense Sector
AI and governance include justice, data quality, and autonomy. Implementation of data?driven policy-making and algorithmic decision-making in the governance sphere are highly topical and debatable issues. World leaders foresee the application of AI technology in military systems and related software such as to improve logistics optimization and target recognition.
International regulatory framework for development and deployment of AI by states and other entities
Regulation of AI in governance
Use and accountability of AI in law enforcement
Governance of AI for international and Indian security
Humanitarian uses of AI – fairness, reliability, learning bias of AI
Application of AI in justice delivery system
AI in crime management and prevention
AI and menace of populism and propaganda
AI and peace treaties
AI in cyber defense
AI and data sovereignty
AI and its strategic use in geopolitics
AI in information warfare/cyberspace
AI in warfare and global terrorism
Military innovations in AI
Military-Civil fusion in AI
Legal compliance and ethical aspect of AI enabled autonomous weapons and armed robots
Application of AI and machine learning in intelligence gathering
AI deployment in asylum
AI and challenges to democracies from external forces
Privacy Regulation of AI
The intersection of privacy and data protection points to broader questions of reliability in AI systems. AI has the potential to create new data protection risks not envisaged by legislation which in return results in the surfacing of new ethical concerns including encroaches on fundamental rights. With the help of AI, all kinds of personal data can be used to analyse, predict and influence human behaviour.
AI and threat to privacy
Regulation of AI and its deployment for surveillance
Regulation of use of AI by private entities
Regulation of AI to prevent unethical use of its by states
Challenges to data protection
Privacy and ethical issues
Challenges To AI medical research under privacy law
Adequacy of safeguards under existing data protection laws
Changing notions of privacy in an AI driven world order
Ecological Perspective of AI
AI is an essential tool to carry out space missions, though it is coupled with legal and ethical challenges. AI has the potential to influence global efforts toward sustainability. AI can detect, adapt and respond to climate and environmental change. Further, AI software and smart tools have the potential to create a maintenance schedule and predict potential outages and equipment failures. Thus, AI helps the energy-related sector to be more profitable and efficient.
Application of AI in biotechnology
Natural resource management and policy analysis
Role of AI in achieving sustainable development goals
AI in energy sector
Effect of socio-cultural environment in shaping human-like-intelligence
Role of environmental law
Regulation of deployment of AI
Intellectual Property Rights and Artificial Intelligence
AI can make prior art searches, management of IP Portfolios, and the entire life-cycle of an IP easier and faster and can remove the possibilities of error all by applying machine learning methods. Modern search can resolve the inherent ambiguities that plague traditional keyword searches.
The dilemma arises when AI, rather than acting as an assistant, does the work on its own. Though AI working on its own may not be visible today, in the future this would be inevitable.
The extent of ownership and liability offered through IP rights to the innovations and creations of AI
Copyrights to the works of AI
AI as an ‘Inventor’ under Indian Patents Act, 1970
Patentability of AI invented machines
Trademark infringement with use of AI in retail and business models
Position and extent of enforcement and infringement of AI in IPR
Emerging trend in law around the globe with respect to IP rights of AI
Issue of transparency and responsibility of AI systems when protected under trade secrets
Patent searching, trademark clearance etc. using AI
Patent filing, trademark filing, drafting agreements, and discovery performed by AI
Note: Themes are indicative in nature and not restrictive. Any entry beyond the suggested themes is welcome.
Papers can be submitted under following categories:
Long Articles: Between 5000 and 8000 words. Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme comprehensively, and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome. For a long article, co-authorship upto two authors is permitted.
Essays: Between 3000 and 5000 words. Essays are expected to be far more concise in scope. These papers are usually meant to deal with a very specific issue, and argue that the issue must be conceptualized differently. They should be more engaging, and make a more easily identifiable, concrete argument.
Case Notes and Legislative Comments: Between 1500 and 2500 words. These are analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement or a new piece of legislation whether in India or elsewhere. The note must identify and examine the line of cases through which the decision in the question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law. In case of legislative comment, the note must analyse the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.
Early submission: May 29, 2022 by 23:59 hours
Last date of submission: June 05, 2022 by 23:59 hours
Result of Abstract Submission:
First batch of result: June 02, 2022 by 23:59 hours
Second batch of result: June 09, 2022 by 23:59 hours
Full-Length Paper Submission: June 19, 2022 by 23:59 hours
Note: Preference will be given to participants who will submit the abstract before the early submission date.
Click here to register for the Conference by submitting the Abstracts.
Interested participants must submit an abstract of their paper. The abstract should not exceed 250 words, and must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the following:
Title of the paper
Name of Author(s)
Name of Institute/Organisation
Abstract should be submitted within the Google Form.
Abstracts shall be selected on Rolling Basis and the authors shall be notified for the submission of the Full Paper.
All the pages of the Final Paper should have a margin of 1 inch on all sides;
Main Title of the Paper: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 18; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Centre; Uppercase; Bold face;
Body: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 12; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Justified; The citations must be typewritten in the font: Times New Roman, Font Size:
10, Line Spacing: 1.0 and justified alignment. Submissions must conform to a uniform method of citation.
Co-authorship of maximum two authors per paper is allowed.
The author(s) should send a separate Cover Letter with their final papers incorporating the following details, name(s), affiliated college, full postal address, e-mail id and contact number along with the title of the paper. The paper should not contain any biographical references of the author(s).
Authors are requested to stick to the word limit.
All papers must be an original work of the author(s). Plagiarism will lead to cancellation of the paper.
Once participants are intimidated about the selection of their abstract, for the acceptance of the submission, the Indian participant has to pay a fee of Rs 2,000 and a foreign participant has to pay a fee of 50 USD.
Selected papers would be published as Conference Proceedings by the host institute.
Participants selected for the presentation of their paper would be provided accommodation by the host institute.
For further details, please contact:
Write at cfp.ic.clc[at]gmail.com
Contact Pragati Dhawan at +91 70063 96308
Contact Ayush Sachan at +91 94584 02134
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