Towards a New Legal Framework for AI: Human Rights, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment in AI

Assoc. Prof. Alessandro Mantelero is a Council of Europe Scientific Expert on Artificial Intelligence, data protection and human rights. In this webinar, he will give a glimpse on his book "Beyond Data. Human Rights, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment in AI" which will be published in the first part of 2022.

About the book: Beyond Data - Human Rights, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment in AI



This book focuses on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on individuals and society from a legal perspective, providing a comprehensive risk-based methodological framework to address it.

Building on the limitations of data protection in dealing with the challenges of AI, the author proposes an integrated approach to risk assessment that focuses on human rights and encompasses contextual social and ethical values.

The core of the analysis concerns the assessment methodology and the role of experts in steering the design of AI products and services by business and public bodies in the direction of human rights and societal values.

Taking into account the ongoing debate on AI regulation, the proposed assessment model also bridges the gap between risk-based provisions and their real-world implementation.

The central focus of the book on human rights and societal values in AI and the proposed solutions will make it of interest to legal scholars, AI developers and providers, policy makers and regulators.


Alessandro Mantelero is Associate Professor of Private Law and Law & Technology in the Department of Management and Production Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and a scientific expert on human rights and AI for the Council of Europe.

He is Council of Europe scientific expert on AI, data protection and human rights (Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence - CAHAI, Convention 108 - Consultative Committee) and has served as an expert on data regulation for several national and international organizations, including the United Nations, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, and the European Commission. He has held visiting appointments in several universities, including Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and joined the University of Oxford as a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute in 2013 and 2014, working on data protection and Big Data.

He is also an Associate Editor of Computer Law & Security Review and member of the Editorial Board of European Data Protection Law Review.

Published Nov. 12, 2021 3:52 PM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2022 10:01 AM