Brief Bio

A former lawyer and professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, University of Turin (Italy), current member of the Expert Group set up by the EU Commission on liability and new technology/new technologies formation, he is also working with the European Institute for Science, Media, and Democracy (Atomium) in the AI4People project, the first global forum in Europe on the Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence. He is also collaborating with the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems; the European Science Foundation of Strasbourg, France; and the Joint International Doctoral (PhD) degree in Law, Science and Technology, part of the EU’s Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs). Author of eleven monographs and numerous essays in scholarly journals and book chapters, his main interests are Artificial Intelligence & law, network and legal theory, and information technology law (specially data protection law and copyright). The Japanese and Chinese editions of his Springer book on The Laws of Robots are available since Spring 2018.

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Courses taught at CTLS

  • Comparative Privacy Law (Spring 2009)
  • Core Course: The Practice and Theory of Transnational Law (Spring 2020)
  • Internet Law (Fall 2013)
  • Law and Technology – Theoretical and Critical Perspectives (Spring 2017)
  • The Law of Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2020)
  • Transnational Legal Theories: Sources, Processes and Institutions (Fall 2013)