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Artificial Intelligence and the Law (2nd edition)

Second revised edition

Book | 2nd edition 2023 | Belgium | Jan De Bruyne, Cedric Vanleenhove

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly more prevalent in our daily social and professional lives. Although AI systems and robots bring many benefits, they present several challenges as well. The autonomous and opaque nature of AI systems implies that their commercialisation will affect the legal and regulatory framework. In this comprehensive book, scholars critically examine how AI systems may impact Belgian law. While specific topics of Belgian private and public law are thoroughly addressed, the book also provides a general overview of a number of regulatory and ethical AI evolutions and tendencies in the European Union. Therefore, it is a must-read for legal scholars, practitioners and government officials as well as for anyone with an interest in law and AI.
In this second edition various chapters have been updated to reflect recent developments in the field. Two chapters covering media law and competition law have also been added.

Jan De Bruyne is a research expert AI and (tort) law at the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) and assistant professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies in Leiden. He also works as a senior researcher at the Knowledge Centre Data & Society. He obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University and has been a postdoctoral researcher on liability and robots at the same Faculty.

Cedric Vanleenhove is professor at Ghent University and at the HEC Management School of the University of Liège. He obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University, where he subsequently worked as a post-doctoral researcher in transnational law.

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Type of product Book
Format Hardback
EAN / ISSN 9781839702525
Series name KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series
Weight 1250 g
Status Available
Number of pages xxxiv + 668 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Jan 5, 2023
Available on Jurisquare Yes
Available on Strada Belgique Yes
Available on Strada Europe Yes
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of contents and preliminary pages
  • Chapter 1. Basic Concepts of AI for Legal Scholars
  • Chapter 2. Different Models of Innovation and Their Relation to Law
  • Chapter 3. Setting the Scene: On AI Ethics and Regulation
  • Chapter 4. Quantitative Legal Prediction: the Future of Dispute Resolution?
  • Chapter 5. AI Arbitrators … ‘Does Not Compute’
  • Chapter 6. AI through a Human Rights Lens. The Role of Human Rights in Fulfilling AI’s Potential
  • Chapter 7. ‘LAWs’ and the LAW: Regulating Lethal Autonomous Weapons
  • Chapter 8. AI in the Home: Data Protection Requirements for Smart Home Assistants
  • Chapter 9. AI and IP: Great Expectations
  • Chapter 10. Tax and Robots
  • Chapter 11. Robotisation and Labour Law. The Dark Factory: the Dark Side of Work?
  • Chapter 12. The Hypothesis of Technological Unemployment Caused by AI-Driven Automation and its Impact on Social Security Law
  • Chapter 13. AI in Belgian Contract Law: Disruptive Challenge or Business as Usual?
  • Chapter 14. Tort Law and Damage Caused by AI Systems
  • Chapter 15. Insurance Underwriting on the Basis of Telematics: Segmentation and Profiling
  • Chapter 16. AI and Creditworthiness Assessments: the Tale of Credit Scoring and Consumer Protection. A Story with a Happy Ending?
  • Chapter 17. AI and the Consumer
  • Chapter 18. Robots and AI in the Healthcare Sector: Potential Existing Legal Safeguards Against a(n) (Un)justified Fear for ‘Dehumanisation’ of the Physician-Patient Relationship
  • Chapter 19. AI and Antitrust: Between Collision and Collusion
  • Chapter 20. AI in the Belgian Media Landscape. When Fundamental Risks Meet Regulatory Complexities