13 Mar
16:00 - 18:00

Maastricht Foundations of Law Colloquia

Giovanni Tuzet, Bocconi University - Title: Can Machines Make Statements? On AI and Testimony 

The Department of Foundations of Law in the Faculty of Law cordially invites you to the next meeting of our Maastricht Foundations of Law Colloquia. On 13 March our speaker is Giovanni Tuzet. 

Abstract:
The paper refers to various uses of AI in legal investigation and fact-finding, and focuses on the generation of new evidence through AI. In particular, machine learning and questioning can be taken to provide what is now called “machine testimony” (e.g., the output of a real-time object recognition software, on police body cameras, telling a police officer whether a gun or a smartphone is in the suspect’s hand). The possibility of machine testimony raises a number of philosophical and legal issues that the paper explores. One of such issues is whether machine testimony should be taken as hearsay, or rather as expert evidence. The paper also considers the procedural safeguards that a legal system should provide with respect to AI-generated evidence. 

The colloquium’s format is pre-read. Those attending are expected to have read the text in advance. The draft will be circulated in advance.

Convenors:
Lukasz Dziedzic
Sebastian Reyes Molina
Roland Pierik

The colloquia will take place physically and online. The Zoom link for the online sessions will be distributed later.

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