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LSTS core research team of FARI - the new AI Institute for the Common Good in Brussels

  • March 22, 2021

[New Research Institute] The Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society is one of the ten core research teams of FARI-Artificial Intelligence for the Common Good Institute.

FARI is an independent, not-for-profit Artificial Intelligence initiative led by two universities in Brussels: the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The brand-new Institute was launched during the Belgian AI week 2021 and is based in Brussels. It consists of 300 researchers, who represent as many as 15 disciplines.

This initiative will aim at helping citizens, politicians and companies as well as not-for-profit organizations to address local, every day or long-term challenges in the Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium and Europe. 

It brings world-leading and future researchers to the service of the city. It reinforces a virtuous circle: the city encounters problems that FARI can help address with projects that in their turn could lead to major scientific advances, especially in the field of AI (Explainable and Trustworthy), Data (Open) and Robotics (human-centric).

Upon the occasion of the launch of FARI, on 16 March 2021 Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt presented the European perspective on AI, law and the future of AI regulation, joined by Prof. Catherine Régis who brought in the Canadian perspective and Prof. Gregory Lewkowicz who moderated the debate.

Stay up to date about the FARI news by following their official communication channels.

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