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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

AI Law and Regulation Seminar

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Room 2.1, Centre For Commercial Law Studies 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A

The Cloud Legal Project presents an evening of analysis and discussion on the exciting developing field of law, regulation, and AI. Professor Chris Reed discussed the highlights of his forthcoming book on Regulating AI for Fairness, Dr Margarita Amaxopolou explored the legal implications of generative AI, and Dr Keri Grieman reviewed the developments in AI liability regulation. The evening was chaired by Professor Christopher Millard, the head of the Cloud Legal Project.



Chris Reed is Professor of Electronic Commerce Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He has worked exclusively in the computing and technology law field since 1987, and teaches University of London LLM students from all over the world. He has published widely on many aspects of computer law; recent books include Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace (with Andrew Murray, Edward Elgar 2018) and Making Laws for Cyberspace (OUP 2012). His newest book, AI Fairness and Beyond: Law, Regulation, and Technology, will be published by Hart in 2024. Chris researches the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies, with particular focus on (a) the proper scope and shape of regulation, (b) self- and community-based regulatory systems and their interaction with substantive law and regulation, (c) governance systems for regulatory compliance, and (d) allocation of liability within the Ai ecosystem.


Dr Margarita Amaxopoulou is a Researcher on the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. She is currently conducting research on legal and regulatory implications of generative AI. Margarita is interested in the ethical, legal and societal aspects of new and emerging technologies and has a background in socio-legal and regulation studies. She is passionate about quality interdisciplinary research for responsible technology development and deployment. Her PhD, which she obtained from King’s College, London (KCL), explored how AI regulation processes trigger institutional changes in the UK and the EU, involving interviews with AI regulation participants. Margarita was previously a summer research fellow in the Legal Priorities Project, and she has conducted research in collaboration with the UK House of Commons Library. She has obtained an LLM in transnational law from KCL (Distinction), and an LLB from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (valedictorian). She is an EU-qualified lawyer.


Dr Keri Grieman is a Research Associate on the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Keri is a qualified lawyer in Ontario, Canada; was previously the Google Policy Fellow at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic; and has acted as a consultant for The Ada Lovelace Institute on the proposed European Union Artificial Intelligence Regulation. Keri’s research interests include regulation of artificial intelligence, responsible innovation and robotics, and practical applications of emerging technologies.

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