AI-generated content and the challenge it poses to data protection, intellectual property and other fields of law

  • Date: –11:15
  • Location: Webinar on Zoom
  • Lecturer: Katja de Vries
  • Organiser: CRS and the WASP-HS project AI and Human Dignity
  • Contact person: Martha Middlemis Lé Mon
  • Seminarium

A seminar with Katja de Vries, organised by CRS and the WASP-HS project AI and Human Dignity.

In the last years the the ability of AI to generate convincing synthetic media (video footage, pictures, texts, graphics, etc.) has taken an enormous flight. Some of these deepfakes aim to trick humans, while other fool other AI systems. For example, an AI-generated blogpost could convince humans into believing fake news, as well as manipulate a search engine into believing that this post is highly-relevant and should be ranked highly. How do the advances in deepfake technology contribute to the use of disinformation as a geopolitical strategy and the emergence of post-truth societies? How can synthetic media be used to trick other AI systems? What does that mean in terms of cybersecurity regulation? How should courts approach visual proof in times where seeing no longer equals believing? What is the societal impact of the arms race between creators of deepfakes and technologies to detect fake from real? In this talk I will give an overview of my research project on creative AI. After introducing some of the darker sides of synthetic media, I’ll focus on the question to which extent concepts such as "machine imagination" and "machine speech" are useful in creating beneficial applications.

Bio: Katja de Vries is an assistant professor in public law at Uppsala University funded by the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. Her research is located at the intersection of law, philosophy and AI. Her current research focuses on the challenges that AI-generated content (‘deepfakes’ or ‘synthetic data’) poses to data protection, intellectual property and other fields of law. She is also affiliated to the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (Stockholm), the Center for Law, Science, Technology and Society (Brussels), and the Department of Sociology of Law (Lund). 

The seminar will be in english.
Registration to: martha.middlemiss@crs.uu.se - a zoom-link will be sent out the day before the seminar.