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On Friday 19th, Jerome De Cooman won the Best Junior Paper Award for his contribution during the International Conference celebrating the 40th(+1) anniversary of the CRIDS: Time to Re-shape the Digital Society.

His paper – From the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence by Society to the Regulation of Society by Artificial Intelligence: All Along the Watchtower – discusses the bidimensional definition of regulation by design, i.e., “any alteration of human or technological behaviour through algorithmic code or data” (p. 448).

Jerome argues that cyberspace made possible the advent of the digital society. If code is the new regulation, coders are the new regulators. Questions nevertheless remain as to how law can ensure appropriate regulation by design mechanisms in the AI Age. His conceptual paper identifies these questions and proposes two solution – a procedural and a substantive – that would render by-design regulation through AI more fundamental righs-proof.

Want to know more? This paper was published in H. Jacquemin (ed.), Time to Reshape the Digital Society: 40th anniversary of the CRIDS, Bruxelles, Larcier, 2021.

Jerome’s publications are also available on ORBI.