BROSETA debate on Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy at Oxford University

From 16th to 18th September, the “Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Digital Economy, Challenges and Opportunities” Congress, organised by FIDE (Foundation for Research on Law and Business), was held at Jesus College, Oxford University, and attended by Rosa Vidal, managing partner of BROSETA, and José Manuel González Jato, senior lawyer in the Firm’s Tax department.

The Congress, which brought together law and finance professionals and academics from different European jurisdictions, aimed to analyse the challenges and needs of the European regulatory environment in the face of technological advances in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy.

Thus, during the first day there was a series of speeches focusing on Brexit, its implications and the UK legislative framework that applies to the issue; the second day was devoted to reflect on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Digital Economy. While on the closing day a series of workshops were held on important questions such as banking and the entry into the sector of new operators coming from the field of technology, and the development of the European Community jurisprudence in relation to the digital advances.

Among the speakers who analysed these issues were relevant figures of this professional environment as Juan Espinosa, CEO of the Directorate General of Gaming Regulation, Ministry of Economy of Spain, Patricia Lampreave, former head of policies on state tax aid of the European Commission, Maria Dolores Ramos, director of Digital Regulation and Business of Banco Santander; Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Director of Jesus College and President of the Open Data Institute; Christopher Muttukumaru, Legal Director of the UK Department of Transport; Ben Constable-Maxwell, Investment Director of M&G Investments; María Álvarez Caro, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Google Spain, and Ulla Neergaard, EU Law Professor at the University of Copenhagen, among others.