For this Leibniz Media Lunch Talk, we welcome Dr Stephanie Volz, research director at the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) at the University of Zurich. She will talk about questions and solution approaches that arise from a legal perspective concerning the use of generative AI tools for information intermediaries.
Moderation: Dr. Tobias Mast
12 to 1 p.m.
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About the Talk
Artificial intelligence (AI) brings great changes for media and information intermediaries. While discussions initially revolved around whether rules are needed for how algorithms select and present content due to its influence on the formation of public opinion, generative AI is now leading to an increased focus on the content-related dimension of AI. Generative AI creates content itself and uses information available on the web to do so. From a legal point of view, a number of new questions arise, especially for information intermediaries who, through the use of generative AI tools, move away from their role as intermediaries and become content providers themselves. The lunch talk will present and discuss possible solutions to at least some of these questions. The topic "AI and Media and Information Intermediaries" is part of a larger research project of the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) at the University of Zurich, which focuses on the development of a legal framework for AI in Switzerland.
About the Guest
Stephanie Volz is research director at the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) at the University of Zurich. She studied at the University of Zurich and received her doctorate in media law. She also worked for several years in a commercial law firm. Her interests lie in the fields of competition, media and data protection law, with the focus of her research on the influence of digitalisation and new technologies on these areas of law. Stephanie Volz was a visiting researcher at the HBI from mid-April to early May, focusing on disinformation in digitalised publics and any regulatory issues related to artificial intelligence and media and information intermediaries.