The Artificial Intelligence and Law Project, a TÜBİTAK-funded initiative led by Bilkent faculty members, held a kick-off workshop on February 26 at the Library Art Gallery. The workshop brought together 45 representatives from various government ministries and public institutions as well as private sector organizations including Google, Turkcell, Yapı Kredi and the Acıbadem Health Group.
The project’s principal investigator, Assoc. Prof. Barış Özçelik of the Faculty of Law, gave opening remarks in which he outlined the scope and the objectives of the project. Public and private sector representatives then shared their experiences regarding the use of AI-based technologies.
The Artificial Intelligence and Law Project team, also including Prof. Varol Akman of the Department of Computer Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Gülüm Özçelik of the Faculty of Law, is using an interdisciplinary approach to determine possible solutions to legal problems – particularly in the areas of privacy, liability and intellectual property – arising from the use of AI-based technologies and to guide the national legislature in drafting whatever new regulations may be found necessary.