Filip Konopczyński

Lawyer and analyst at Panoptykon Foudation

Lawyer and analyst at Panoptykon Foundation in charge of AI and emergent technologies regulations. Co-founder of the Kalecki Foundation, His articles were published in Gazeta Wyborcza, Przekrój, Newsweek, Visegrad Insight, Kultura Liberalna, Krytyka Polityczna, Magazyn Kontakt and others. Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the US and Visegrad Insight, he previously worked for NASK, IDEAS NCBR, OKO.PRESS and Polish Commissioner for Human Rights. Graduate of Law and Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw. A huge fan of horror movies, history (particularly bronze and iron age) and the Total war franchise.

Over the last several months, models and programs like GPT have successfully invaded our collective imagination. This includes European politicians and regulators who have been working hard for the last 2 years on the AI Act - a new regulatory framework designed to establish a human-centered, European approach to AI.

What are the main legal and societal risks posed by such programs?
How has the advent of this new technology influenced the policy debate in the EU?
What might a future “general purpose AI” ecosystem look like and how will it impact AI companies?
Can fundamental rights and sound business regulations go hand in hand and what needs to be done to make it happen?

The speech will present different stages of the legal and political debate around GPT. A special focus will be put on the AI Act legislative process in the EU, particularly on the challenges for fundamental rights and its potential consequences for the AI sector.

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