On 12 June 2023, EUTOPIA PhD co-tutelle fellow and LSTS researcher Alessandra Calvi (d.pia.lab, LSTS, VUB; lab. ETIS UMR 8051, CYU) presented a paper entitled “Enhancing AI fairness through impact assessment in the European Union: a legal and computer science perspective” co-authored with Prof. Dimitris Kotzinos (lab. ETIS UMR 8051, CYU) at the 2023 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT).
For their work, the co-authors obtained a Best Paper Award. Best Paper Awards are presented at ACM conferences to authors whose work represents ground-breaking research in their respective areas, suggesting theoretical and practical innovations that are likely to shape the future of computing.
The work provides a unique interdisciplinary perspective as it aims at building bridges between various research areas to suggest a more holistic view of what fairness means and how it may be accounted for in AI-related impact assessments. Furthermore, it suggests how to classify fairness metrics under the General Data Protection Regulation, the Digital Services Act and the Artificial Intelligence Regulation proposal clarifying the interplay between regulations, AI and society.