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29 avril 2023

47 judges, prosecutors and court staff attend EJTN’s second seminar on artificial intelligence and in administrative law

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On 27 and 28 April, EJTN held its second seminar on the impacts of artificial intelligence technology and digitalization on EU and national administrative law. The event was attended by 47 judges and prosecutors from all over Europe.

Participants discussed key aspects of the use of AI within the context of administrative justice, such as the use of AI in judicial procedures, the principle of reserve of humanity in EU and comparative law, EU citizens’ right to a good administration and EU policies in the area of digitalization.

Judges and prosecutors also exchanged views on how to protect best the data of users of AI chat boxes, such as ChatGPT, and the legal basis for the massive collection and storage of personal data to train algorithms. Cases in which the use of automated systems could constitute a violation of the general principles of national administrative procedures were analyzed by participants and specialists.

The event benefited from the participation of experts from the First Instance Administrative Court of Thessaloniki, the International Network Society, the Italian Council of State, the University of Milan and the Administrative Court of Berlin.

This seminar is particularly timely given the growing use of AI-based systems as well as the European Commission’s efforts to support the progressive digitalization of the EU’s judicial systems.

Against this background, European judges and prosecutors from EU Member States have expressed a keen interest in learning more about a topic that is already starting to impact their daily work.