Adjunct professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Andrea Amidei is a lawyer specialized in civil and commercial law as well as IT law. He holds a LLM degree from King’s College of London and a Ph.D. from the University of Bologna. He is Contract Professor of “Informatics and Law” at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna (Cesena Campus).

Andrea Amidei is the author of several publications in relevant law reviews and collective works in the field of civil and IT law. For several years he has been studying the interactions between A.I. and law, with specific regards to product liability, regulation, corporate liability, copyright and data protection.


Ethics and Politics

The module focuses on the family of AI narratives that shape public perceptions of the relationship between ethics, politics, law and technology.

These include AI ethics, anthropomorphism, value alignment, the principle of technological inevitability, the myth of technological exceptionalism, the principle of innovation, and the myth of the legal void. Indeed, falling prey to such narratives leads to poor business decisions.

Law for AI

The course will provide an overview of the main legal issues related to the creation and use of AI systems in many fields, with a focus on how such issues should lead companies to reconsider crucial aspects of their business strategies.

Specific attention will be paid to the duties imposed on businesses developing AI systems, especially focusing on the developments of laws and standards at EU level (e.g., the proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act), as well as on companies employing AI in their business activities. The course will also deal with many of the aspects related to liability for damages caused by AI, from product liability to general civil and criminal liability rules. A specific focus will concern the legal implications of the use of AI-based automated decision-making systems by boards of directors or company managers (so-called “CorpTech”), as well as of the use of generative AI

Artificial Intelligence for Business