Silvia A. Carretta

PhD student at Department of Law, Doctoral Candidates

+4618-471 2036
Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 1 och 20, Västra Ågatan 26

Postal address:
Box 512
751 20 UPPSALA

PhD student at Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Religion and Society (CRS)

Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3C
751 20 Uppsala
Postal address:
Teologiska institutionen
Box 511
751 20 Uppsala

Short presentation

Doctoral candidate in Private Law at the Faculty of Law, Silvia is also part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society Graduate School (

Silvia is also affiliated with CRS - Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Religion and Society, as a researcher within the interdisciplinary project “Artificial Intelligence, democracy and human dignity”, led by Professor Anna-Sara Lind.

Keywords: artificial intelligence intellectual property ethics accountability legal tech legal design

Silvia's research involves the study of the autonomous legal concept of accountability for AI, when autonomous decision-making systems are used for online content moderation. Furthermore, her research aims to discuss the impact of upcoming technology shifts on society.

Whilst the use of Artificial Intelligence systems clearly generates new opportunities to enhance people’s abilities in all facets of society, it also challenges existing legal notions, along with questioning the existing framework of accountability principles with reference to autonomous AI systems. This research aims at identifying a legal definition of accountability for AI and to build on the existing regulatory framework to establish accountability in relation to AI uses for online content moderations, especially in situations where self-learning, autonomous decision-making AI systems with increased capabilities to execute actions autonomously, without human intervention, impact adversely fundamental rights and democratic freedoms.

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Silvia A. Carretta