AI, Big Data & Metaverse

The amount, variety and speed of digital data is growing all the time thanks to new ways of collecting, storing and processing it. Today, “Big Data” is shaping or affecting our decisions, be it institutional or personal. Given the escalating computing power and complexity of the algorithms used for crunching data, “artificial intelligence” is already an inseparable part of modern-day economic and social life. On the one part, IT specialists and computer scientists are utilizing complex techniques such as machine learning and deep learning to develop “AI” systems which are being deployed in increasingly diverse fields as seen with Metaverse. On the other, lawmakers and policy makers are trying to correspond to these innovative technologies. How could they succeed in this cat and mouse game?

In this dossier, the Chair investigates the regulatory efforts and policies surrounding Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse. In particular, the proactive approach of the European Union for being a “standard setter” in the context of digital technologies will be held under the microscope.

Additional contributions are available on the French version of this page.

19 April 2024

[INTERVIEW] European Personal Data in the USA: a transatlantic legal saga, with Florence G’sell

In this exclusive series of 3 video-interviews, Professor Florence G’sell, Sciences Po Digital Governance and Sovereignty Chairholder, delves into the […]
7 March 2024

[CONFERENCE] Regulating Under Uncertainty: the Case of Generative AI

The Cyber Policy Center hosted on March 5th a conference called Regulating Under Uncertainty: the Case of Generative AI with Florence G’sell Visiting […]
15 December 2023

[CALL FOR PAPERS] How can Europe be competitive in the field of AI?

HOW CAN EUROPE BE COMPETITIVE IN THE FIELD OF AI? Deadline January 15th 2024 Sciences Po Digital, Governance and Sovereignty […]
1 December 2023

[INTERVIEW] The provisions governing Foundation Models in the upcoming AI Act: questions to Rishi Bommasani

By Giulia Geneletti In this second interview on the EU AI Act trilogues and the specific provisions covering Foundation Models […]
28 November 2023

[INTERVIEW] On the ongoing EU AI Act trilogues and specific provisions covering the regulation of Foundation Models (FMs): questions to Professor Hacker

By Giulia Geneletti This interview explores the evolution of the discussion on regulating GenerativeAI models like GPT-4, the three-layered FMs […]
20 November 2023

[POLICY BRIEF] Autonomous Systems of Normative Control in Military Applications of AI, by Johannes THUMFART

This policy brief addresses military applications of AI in the sense of partially autonomous lethal weapon systems (PALWS) and logistical […]
12 September 2023

[CONFERENCE] Ensuring Responsible AI Innovation: Comparing Governance Paradigms

Join the Cyber Policy Center and Project Liberty on Friday, September 15th from 10:30 AM – Noon Pacific/7:30 PM-9 PM CEST for […]
8 September 2023

[STUDENT POLICY BRIEF] What specific measures could the US, the European Union and China take in order to foster and facilitate cross-border data flows?

By Veronica Arroyo, Karin Hess, Nicole Grünbaum & Gustavo Ribeiro The Digital, Governance and Sovereignty Chair publishes, on a regular […]
27 June 2023

[STUDENT ESSAY] In the Age of Tech Giants, Is Meta on a Treacherous Path?

By Trinabh Banerjee The Digital, Governance and Sovereignty Chair will now publish, on a regular basis, the finest essays and […]
26 June 2023

[STUDENT ESSAYS] Decoding biases in artificial intelligence : two students projects

This article presents two research projects led by two groups of students from the Digital, New Technology and Public Policy […]
3 March 2023

[ARTICLE] Artificial Intelligence, the Brazilian judiciary and some conundrums

By Eduardo Villa Coimbra Campos Despite being used in diverse technological fields, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has overwhelmed the judiciary. Courts […]
28 February 2023

[INTERVIEW] The legal and social challenges of Extended Reality worlds: 3 questions to Brittan Heller

By Tamian Derivry Extended reality (XR), which encompasses a variety of immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual […]