Algorithmic agencies and law (AALAW)
Algorithmic agencies, robots, cognitive machines and artificial intelligence will constitute a fundamental challenge to law as the distance and diffusion of the links between real-world outcomes and individual human cognitions will inevitably increase. Once and if the apprehensions of reality and causality the algorithms perform turn incomprehensible to humans, our anthropocentric legal imaginations will ultimately enter uncharted territory. The AALAW project will explore what legal and regulatory transformations the
proliferation of the non-human algorithmic agencies will trigger, first, in two thematic fields: 1) criminal and 2) tort law and, second, on a theoretical, jurisprudential level. The project will, first, chart and assess the usefulness and limits of existing immanent legal approaches to governing algorithmic agencies. Second, AALAW will attempt to imagine the concepts and legal ontology applicable to non-human agencies.