Ethical and legal aspects on Human-Technology Interoperability and AI processing of Emotional Data

The conference is organized by the HIPE research project at the University of Lapland. The programme covers the bi-directional influence of AI processing of emotional and bio-data on current and future regulations.
Ethical and legal aspects on Human-Technology Interoperability and AI processing of Emotional Data

The conference will discuss interdisciplinary scientific discussions on legal and ethical considerations concerning the introduction of sensitive human-related technologies such as AI and Biotech applications. The discussions will navigate regulations and ethical guidelines concerning intrusive technologies and related to the interaction between human actors, AI and industry concerning the use of sensitive bio-related and emotional data. It will also question whether empathy and privacy are essential in human and human-AI industry relations and society in general and whether and to what extent such can be regulated.


Sign up by sending an e-mail to [email protected] mentioning ’June conference’ and whether you would like to participate physically on-site or online.

  • For on-site participation, the registration deadline is until Monday, 29 May 2023.
  • Online participants can register until Friday, 2 June 2023.


Time (EET) Time (EET) Programme
10.00 10.10


Dean of the Law Faculty 

10.10 10.40

Introduction-Emotional data and AI, a legal  Enigma?

Rosa Ballardini & Rob van den Hoven van Genderen (University of Lapland)

10.40 11.10

When AI gets emotional, does the GDPR apply?

Arno Lodder (Vrije Universiteit van  Amsterdam)

11.10 11.40

A Duty of Loyalty for Emotion Data

Woodrow Hartzog (Boston University)

11.40 12.00

Reflections on morning session

Olli Pitkänen (University of Lapland)

12.00 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 13.15 Ryan Calo (University of Washington) (video)
13.15 13.45

Talking to strangers. On people-machine communication and the automated detection of online solicitation of children

Hingh, A.E. de (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

13.45 14.15

Damage caused by Emotional AI – Do existing and planned liability rules provide sufficient protection?

Béatrice Schütte (University of Lapland)

14.15 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 15.30

Panel discussion: ‘Are empathy and privacy  essential in human and human- AI Industry relations and society in general? Can it be regulated?’

Panelists: Arno Lodder, Hingh, A.E. de, Woodrow Hartzog, Béatrice Schütte

Moderator: Rob van den Hoven van Genderen 


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