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DigiVLOG #1: AI and Criminal Justice (with Serena Quattrocolo)

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Serena Quattrocolo is Professor of Italian and European Criminal Procedure at the University of Eastern Piedmont, Dean of the Law School, former academic co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI in 2022.

Her major research fields are European and comparative criminal procedure, Italian criminal procedure. In recent years, the focus turned to applications of AI to criminal justice and automatedly generated evidence.

Her book “Artificial Intelligence, Computational Modelling and Criminal Proceedings: A Framework for A European Legal Discussion” edited by Springer provides the first comprehensive review of European approaches to the application of AI in criminal proceedings.

We have asked her 5 questions:

  1. ​​In your last book “Artificial Intelligence, Computational Modelling and Criminal Proceedings” you provide a Framework for a European Legal Discussion. Why do you focus on Europe to tackle AI challenges in criminal law?
  2. Can you list three main challenges raised by AI in criminal justice?
  3. What are the main benefits of AI for criminal justice?
  4. In your book, you write “Competing Values, Prevailing Guarantees”, what are the values and what are the guarantees?
  5. Do you think that the guarantees prevail in the Proposal for an AI Act? 
Serena Quattrocolo
Professor of Italian and European Criminal Procedure at University of Eastern Piedmont

Professor of Italian and European Criminal Procedure at the University of Eastern Piedmont, Dean of the Law School, former academic co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI in 2022. Her major research fields are European and comparative criminal procedure, Italian criminal procedure. In recent years, the focus turned to applications of AI to criminal justice and automatedly generated evidence.

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