Transatlantic Research on Ways to Regulate AI and Curb Fake NewsA PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO ORESTE POLLICINO FOR HIS STUDIES ON SOME OF THE MOST CRUCIAL TOPICS AFFECTING WESTERN SOCIETY
Professor Oreste Pollicino of Bocconi’s Department of Legal Studies has been granted a Senior Emile Noël Research Fellowship and will be spending the next academic year at the New York University School of Law as the only Italian member of this cohort. The principal objective of the Emile Noël Fellowship program is scholarship and the advancement of research on the themes prioritized by the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at the NYU School of Law: European integration, international and regional economic law and justice and comparative constitutional law.
Affiliation to an American university was indeed a prerequisite for eligibility for the Fulbright Schuman Visiting Scholar Program, which awards scholarships to European citizens to conduct research and/or lecture in any academic field at an accredited US institution and professor Oreste Pollicino has also been granted this affiliation. Fulbright Schuman scholarships, which are funded jointly by the United States Department of State and the European Commission, are intended for European citizens to conduct research in the United States with a focus on EU affairs or policy, or the US-EU transatlantic agenda.
Professor Oreste Pollicino’s research will be focusing on how to regulate artificial intelligence on either side of the Atlantic, and also on ways to implement legally effective policing of online disinformation and the spread of fake news without limiting freedom of speech, one of the thorniest issues concerning social networks and online communication in general.
by Andrea Costa