INTERNET AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAW - IUS/13
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the module, the student should be able to:
- know and understand the impact of new technologies on international law;
- know and understand the various forms of regulation of the Internet and the role of the traditional categories of international law;
- know in depth and understand the problems related to the protection of human rights on the Internet;
- correctly frame the legal issues posed by concrete situations, both of a hypothetical nature and drawn from current events;
- make critical assessments on some recent developments, such as the creation of the Facebook Oversight Board;
- autonomously deepen the study of specific sectors of the subject.
Course contents summary
Technological progress poses multiple challenges from the perspective of international law. The advent of new technologies questions, in fact, both the adequacy of the existing rules to govern their functioning, and the impact that they can have on the structure of the international legal system, in particular as far as law-making is concerned. In light of this, the module purports to examine the main international law aspects concerning Internet and artificial intelligence. To this purpose, the following aspects will be investigated:
(i) applicability of international law to the cyber space;
(ii) Internet governance and traditional categories of international law;
(iii) Internet and artificial intelligence from the perspective of international human rights law.
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Taught classes. The theoretical analysis of the issues covered by the module will be integrated with reference to international practice, with the exam of case studies and with the critical discussion of the most controversial issues.
Assessment methods and criteria
Please see the syllabus of the main module.