Prof. Aleš Završnik contributed a speech at the INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL SECURITY FORUM VIENNA, social track »The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Societies«.

In his talk he tackled the question How does the justice sector reflect the trend of the “algorithmisation” of society and what are the risks and perils of such? The purpose of the talk was to, first, examine the more fundamental changes in knowledge production in criminal justice settings occurring due to over-reliance on the new epistemological transition, and second, to show why automated predictive decision-making tools are often at variance with fundamental liberties and also with the established legal doctrines and concepts of criminal procedure law.