Day 4, Monday 30th May

Theme 4: OK Google, am I sick? Artificial intelligence and e-health

 9.00. FRANK PASQUALE, University of Brooklyn, US, Author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press)

Machines Judging Humans

Frank Pasquale is an expert on the law of artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, and machine learning. Before coming to Brooklyn Law, he was Piper & Marbury Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, and Schering-Plough Professor of Health Care Regulation & Enforcement at Seton Hall University. He clerked for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and was an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Pasquale’s 2015 book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press), has been recognized as a landmark study in information law. It is cited in fields ranging from law and computer science to sociology and literature. Pasquale is an internationally recognized and prolific scholar whose work has addressed the regulation of technology in several contexts. His widely cited research has been featured in top law reviews, and he has advised business and government leaders in the healthcare, Internet, and finance sectors, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. House Judiciary and Energy & Commerce Committees, the Senate Banking Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, and directorates-general of the European Commission. He also has advised officials in Canada and the United Kingdom on law and technology policy. He served on the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society from 2014-16, and the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics from 2019-2021, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security.

10.00. PAOLO GUARDA, Law School, University of Trento

Ok Google, Am I Sick?’: eHealth between Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection

Paolo Guarda, works at the University of Trento. He has published as author and editor books and articles on Privacy and Personal Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Contract Law, Civil Liability. He is a member of the Italian Association for the Promotion of Open Science (AISA). He is also a member of the Research Ethics Committee and of the Data Protection Committee of the University of Trento.

11.00. PIETRO BALBI, Head of the Department of Severe Brain Injuries Rehabilitation, Polo Riabilitativo del Levante Ligure, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS, La Spezia, ITALY

AI: challenges and opportunities in Neurology

Pietro Balbi (PhD) is a Head of the Department of Severe Brain Injuries Rehabilitation, Polo Riabilitativo del Levante Ligure, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS, La Spezia, ITALY.  He specialised in Clinical neurophysiology, by means of a pluriennal experience in investigating both the peripheral and the central nervous system.  His area of interests is Diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease, with particular interest in hereditary neurodegenerative diseases and rare diseases. Computational neuroscience, by modelling neurons and neural networks of variable complexity.

12.00. FRANCESCO CIVARDI, Senior Data Scientist at ScanDiags AG, Zurich (CH)

Challenges in Radiology: how A.I. can help?

Francesco Civardi: Senior Data Scientist at ScanDiags AG, Zurich (CH). His research focuses on medical text and image analysis.  He  interests cover automation, control engineering,  business intelligence in banking, retail and e-commerce. Since 2015 he has been working in Zurichon Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, focusing on medical text and image analysis.

13.00. Roundtable: AI and its Shortcomings

15.00. Students’ participation.

15.30- 16.30. PBL Scenario 1 (Conclusions: Meeting the learning Outcomes)