Fixed-Term Researcher of Political Philosophy University of Pisa

Daniela Tafani is a fixed-term researcher of Political Philosophy at the University of Pisa. She has been a research fellow at the University of Bologna. She is vice-president of the Italian Society of Kantian Studies (Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani). She is a member of the editorial board of the journal ‘Bollettino telematico di filosofia politica’ and of the Scientific Committee of the journal ‘Zeitschrift für Rechtsphilosophie’. She is a member of the Italian Society for the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. She has worked on Kantian moral philosophy, the philosophy of law in German ideal-ism, the relationship between ethics and law in the 20th century, and contemporary libertarian pater-nalisms. Her current research interests include the ethics and politics of artificial intelligence.


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