Regulating AI: from ethics to law

  • Typ: Seminar (S)
  • Lehrstuhl: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Informatik - Institut für Informations- und Wirtschaftsrecht - IIWR Zufall
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Informatik - Institut für Informations- und Wirtschaftsrecht - IIWR Marsch
  • Semester: SS 2024
  • Dozent: Gustavo Gil Gasiola
  • SWS: 2
  • LVNr.: 2400171
  • Hinweis: Präsenz

Credit points =  ECTS







Competency Goals:

Students comprehend the role of technology regulation.


They are able to identify different types of regulation and their impact on different stakeholders.


They know the main aspects of the regulation of AI systems.


They understand the foundations of the AI Act of the EU.


They know the content of AI principles and are able to assess their implementation in specific projects.



This seminar will provide an overview of the regulation of technologies and in particular the regulation of AI systems. After an introduction to forms of regulation, students will explore the different regulatory instruments from the perspective of the consolidated principles of AI: fairness, transparency, privacy, security and accountability. This will allow students to discuss how the principles and rules governing AI can be implemented in concrete cases.  The seminar will cover the following topics:

-   Introduction to technology regulation

-   Objectives of regulation

-   Types of regulation

-   Challenges in regulating new / disruptive technologies

-   Specific challenges in regulating AI

-   Fragmented/vertical regulation of AI

-   AI Act

-   AI principles: fairness, transparency, privacy, security, and accountability

-   The role of principles in regulating AI

  •   Dealing with principles when developing and implementing AI systems

Competency certificate:

The assessment of this course is carried out by the following aspects, which will be considered in the grading (§ 4 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 SPO): term paper (approx. 5 pages), presentation (approx. 20 min.) and discussion.

The grading scale will be announced in the course. Students may redraw from the examination during the first two weeks after the topic has been communicated.








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Blockseminar im SoSe 2024 (2 Termine):

Termine und Uhrzeit: 

Mi, 17.04.2024, 14:00-17:00;

Mi, 17.07.2024, 12:00-18:00.

Raum:  jeweils im Seminarraum Nr. 313 (Geb. 07.08)


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*Please register for the exam ONLY via CAS (Campus-Portal)!


After attending the introductory event, which is mandatory for participation in the seminar, please register via the campus system (necessary for recording the grade of the seminar paper).

Block seminar in summer term 2024 (2 dates):

Dates and time: 

Wed, 17/04/2024, 14:00-17:00;

Wed, 17/07/2024, 12:00-18:00.

Room:each time in seminar room no. 313 (building 07.08)