Regulatory theories of Artificial Intelligence

Duration: September 2021 until February 2023

Digital technologies of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning raise a variety of normative questions, such as the liability for algorithmic decisions. Answering these questions requires norms that are, due to the innovative nature of those technologies, only beginning to emerge. The formation of norms takes place at different levels and by different actors – partly as ethical guidelines drafted by experts, partly as mechanisms embedded in technology, partly through the application of existing law, partly through legislative action. There are also differences in design and scope, with regulatory approaches that are partly sector-specific and partly technology-specific. The project group aims at analysing the formation of norms, systematising the complex body of norms and searching for effective enforcement mechanisms at the intersection of law, ethics, technology and market mechanisms.

Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Florian Möslein, LLM (London), Philipps-Universität Marburg | spokesperson | more information
Prof. Dr. Anne Riechert, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences | deputy | more information»

Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchheim, LLM (Yale), Philipps-Universität Marburg | more information»
Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring, Technische Universität Darmstadt | more information»
Prof. Dr. em. Christoph Hubig, Technische Universität Darmstadt | more information»
Prof. Dr. Martina Klausner, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | more information»
Prof. Sebastian Köhler, Ph.D., Frankfurt School of Finance & Management | more information»
Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | more information»
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Omlor, LLM (NYU), LLM Eur., Philipps-Universität Marburg | more information»
Prof. Dr. Jella Pfeiffer, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen | more information»
Prof. Gregory Wheeler, Ph.D., Frankfurt School of Finance & Management | more information»
Prof. Dott. em. Roberto V. Zicari, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | more information»

Research Ethics for AI Research Projects

Guidelines | 27 February 2023

Research ethics assessment of research projects is a common practice in science and is also provided by ethics committees at universities. In the field of so-called artificial intelligence, research in many disciplines has gained a new level of intervention. The potential scope of technological impacts, but also the ethics of the research process itself (subjects, data protection, quality assurance) is large in AI research and in research with AI.

Against this background, the guidelines offer support for the work of ethics committees at universities.

The document was first published in German on 2 November 2022.

“Wie reguliert man künstliche Intelligenz?”

Jurafuchs Podcast Episode 22 feat. Prof. Dr. Florian Möslein

Which legal problems arise when using Artificial Intelligence? How does the EU intend to regulate AI? Can companies be legally required to use AI? In the podcast of the Jurafuchs learning platform, Prof. Dr. Florian Möslein talks about legal challenges and framework conditions in the use and development of Artificial Intelligence.

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