2018-2019 / DROI8031-3

Introduction to the law of robots

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications

English language supplement

Duration

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications : 20h Th
English language supplement : 15h AUTR

Number of credits

 Bachelor in law3 crédits 

Lecturer

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications : Nicolas Petit
English language supplement : Frédéric Depas, Pierre Geron, Caroline Hougardy, ISLV, Estelle Oger, Victoria Purchon

Coordinator

Antoinette Gosselin

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Schedule

Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is taught in German and is organized in two parts :
- in the first part, the course will focus on the legal discipline; it will be taught by a law professor, in German ;
- in the second part, language support is offered by a linguist (operating with the ISLV), in close contact qith the relevant law professor.

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications

This course will discuss the legal questions related to the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI), a matter of intense acuity with technological development and medium-term marketing services. Amongst the numerous examples that may illustrate this trend, the most emblematic is probably the autonomous car without driver, developed by Google. The development of AI raises profound theoretical questions - opportunity of regulation in a context of technological innovation, the level of regulation (international / local), type of control (self-regulation / binding regulatory, etc.), but also practical ones: rights of AI, AI liability, intellectual property of AI, AI uses for non-commercial purposes, etc. Brand new, the course provides an overview of emerging legal issues related to the emergence of AI and robots.

English language supplement

This supplementary English module aims at making it easier for students to deal with the language of law classes taught in English.
It focuses mainly on active skills such as speaking and writing in areas covered by law classes taught in English, and on vocabulary relevant to those classes.
Students will also study various language functions that are typical in a legal and academic context in order to improve oral interactions in the classroom, oral presentations, summing up texts, expressing the opinion of another or expressing one's opinion, or drafting and presenting case briefs.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

English language supplement

At the end of this class, students will have improved their legal English skills in an academic environment.
Students will be better at using English during law classes. They will be better prepared to deal with the language of law classes taught in English.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The course follows and builfs upon the course of "foreign language in a legal context", which is part of the programm of the first and the second holder of bachelor in law.

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications

The course follows and builfs upon the course of "foreign language in a legal context", which is part of the programm of the first and the second holder of bachelor in law.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

English language supplement

This language module is not optional and regular attendance as well as active participation is strictly necessary.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications

Face to face. Ex-cathedra

English language supplement

This in-class course consists of ten 90-minute sessions.

Recommended or required readings

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications

Power Point + Lectures to prepare

English language supplement

Practicalities about course material will be provided in due time.

Assessment methods and criteria

Each student will obtain a global mark for the course, wich consists of two separate grades, one for each section of the course, as follows :
- 3/4 of the global mark for the legal part;
- 1/4 of the global mark for the language support part.
A student who obtain a grade equal or lower than 8/20 for one of the two components, is not entitled to obtain more than 9/20 for the global mark.
An exemption for the language support part can be obtained for the second examination session.
No partial exemptions can be obtained for one or the other section of the course, from one year to the next.
 
Option Langues et mobilité

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications

Oral examination.

English language supplement

The assessment will consist of an oral exam with preparation. It will take place during the January exam session.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

The numbers of students is limited to 50. If necessary, there wille be a draw selection.

Contacts

Law of artificial intelligence, robots and data-driven Algorithmic Applications

Contact : Nicolas Petit  (Nicolas.Petit@ulg.ac.be)

English language supplement

Coordination: Caroline Hougardy(C.Hougardy@ulg.ac.be )
1er quadrimestre
Kevin Heyeres (Q1) - k.heyeres@ulg.ac.be Victoria Lemaire (Q1) - vlemaire@ulg.ac.be Estelle Oger (Q1) - estelle.oger@ulg.ac.be (estelle.oger@ulg.ac.ve )
 
2e quadrimestre
Frédéric Depas - F.Depas@ulg.ac.be Pierre Geron - pierre.geron@ulg.ac.be Caroline Hougardy - C.Hougardy@ulg.ac.be