Ugo Pagallo


Main affiliation: University of Turin (Italy)

Member of the Nexa Board of Trustees

Ugo Pagallo is Full Professor of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Legal Informatics at the Department of Law, University of Turin (Italy). He is current member of the EU Commission Expert Group on liability and new technologies formation, and collaborates with the World Health Organization on its AI4H on-going project on health and AI technologies. Moreover, he has taken part in the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems; the European Science Foundation of Strasbourg, France; and the Joint International Doctoral (PhD) degree in Law, Science and Technology, part of the EU’s Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs). His research interests encompass artificial intelligence (AI) & the law, network and legal theory, and information technology law (in particular, data protection and copyright law). He has published twelve monographs, manifold handbooks, and a hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals. His best known contributions include The Laws of Robots: Crimes, Contracts, and Torts (Springer 2013); Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (ed. with W. Barfield, Edward Elgar 2018); Advanced Introduction to Law and Artificial Intelligence (with W. Barfield, Edward Elgar 2020).