Awards, Funding, & Outreach








The Law of Tech Podcast

The impact of automated gender recognition systems

In 2021, I was interviewed by Hadassah Drukarch, the founder of The Law of Tech. The Law of Tech is a platform that aims to equip (aspiring) legal professionals with the knowledge necessary to understand the ongoing technology-driven transformation of the law and legal industry. In the podcast, we talk about the impact of automated gender recognition systems:

Debates

Fosch-Villaronga, E. and Torras, C. (2019) Roboethics: new consensus in the man-robot relationship. Dialogues for Democratic Quality. Puzzled Democracies: formulating new consensus. [Diàlegs per a la Qualitat Democràtica. Democràcies perplexes: formulant nous consensos] Palau Macaya. Ernest Lluch Foundation, November 14, Barcelona, Catalonia.


Fosch-Villaronga, E. (2021) Diversitat, Intel·ligència Artificial, i Medicina. XI Jornades R+D+I. TIC Salut Social Foundation, Catalan Ministry of Health.

AI Automation and Normalization at WAAG Foundation

Conversation with Mushon Zer Aviv, Dr. Eduard Fosch-Villaronga and Lucas Evers

Awards & Grants

(2021) FSTP H2020 Eurobench, 60.000 EUR to work on the subproject PROPELLING: Pushing forward robot development for lawmaking.

(2020) Meijers Prize for the best published article of the Effective Protection of Fundamental Rights Research programme, Leiden University, Value: 500 EUR.

(2020) COVR Award, 60.000 EUR to work on the subproject LIAISON: Liaising robot development and policy making to increase overall robot safety. Main project: H2020 COVR Being safe around collaborative and versatile robots in shared spaces. Value: 60.000 EUR.

(2019) EURA Young Scholar Prize, European Center of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics and AI.

(2019) Personal Visiting Researcher Grant, Research Council of Norway. Value: 7000 EUR.

(2019) Erasmus+ ICM Teaching Staff Exchange Grant. Value: 3500 EUR.

(2019-2021) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Value: 2 year full-time contract (EU Contribution 63.000 EUR).

(2018) The ideas of my Ph.D. Thesis “Create a European Robot Impact Assessment” and “Create a Robot Seal” have been Included in the “EYE2018 Report: 100 ideas for a better future,'' an event organized by the European Parliament.

(2018) Selected for the invitation-only Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Pioneers Workshop. Value: Travel expenses

(2018) Selected as Talent for the Mission -1 at Mindfire Foundation, Davos, Switzerland. Value: Travel expenses

(2017) Grindley Grant, Competitive Conference Attendance Funding, Experimental Psychology Society. Value: Travel expenses

(2016) JSAI-isAI Competitive Workshop Organization Grant, Yokohama, Japan. Value: 1500 EUR.

(2013-2016) Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Full Scholarship. Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), European Commission. Value: 3-year full time scholarship.

(2011) Erasmus Scholarship to join Université Toulouse Capitole I, France.

(2007) Second Award in “Programa Argó”, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia.V alue: 1100 EUR

(2007) First Price High School Dissertation, Jaume Mimó High School, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalonia.

(2007) High School with Honors, Government of Catalonia. Value: First year university tuition free.

(2007) Orator, Grant to Study English in the U.K., Government of Catalonia. Value: 2-week full board in the UK

Consumer Safety Network - European Commission

Contribution to the revision of the Product Safety Directive

In 2020, Eduard served the European Commission in the Sub-Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI), connected products and other new challenges in product safety to the Consumer Safety Network (CSN) to revise the General Product Safety directive.

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Samenwerken om algoritmen te verbeteren

Na een persoonlijke ervaring besloten docenten van de rechtenfaculteit en informatica aan universiteit Leiden om hun krachten te bundelen. Eduard Fosch-Villaronga en Tessa Verhoef maken in het robotlab van de universiteit plannen om de algoritmen die veel websites en apps gebruiken om het geslacht van hun gebruikers te bepalen te verbeteren.

Blog articles

Fosch-Villaronga, E. & Drukarch, H.G. (2020) Introducing the future of robot regulation. Medium. Available at https://eduard-fosch-villaronga.medium.com/introducing-the-future-of-robot-regulation-bf4fe6361a79, last modified Feb 1, 2021.

Hof, S. van der, & Fosch-Villaronga, E. (2020) Growing up with AI - A call for further research and a precautionary approach. Response to the Policy guidance on AI for children (draft 1.0, September 2020) presented by UNICEF and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Leiden Law Blog, October 20.

Fosch-Villaronga, E. (2019) A summer Shandong University. Leiden Law News.

Fosch-Villaronga, E., and Aymerich-Franch (2019) Me, myself and my avatar might be the same person. Binary District Journal.

Press mentions

Leiden University (2020) Eduard Fosch Villaronga: 'Robots are mainly for the average person.' SAILS Program. Our workers.

Colmjon, E. (2020) Vriend of Vijand. Leidsch Dagblad, 11 Sept

NTNU (2020) Robot technology for everyone or only for the average person? Science Codex

Tamò-Larrieux, A. (2020) DSI Insights: Privat­sphärenschutz während einer Pandemie. INSIDE IT.

News Staff (2020) Queering Of Robots Will Make Them Designed To Include The LGBTQ+ Community. Science 2.0.

NTNU (2020) Are robots designed to include the LGBTQ+ community?

La vanguardia (2019) Robótica y ética, una relación confusa. La Vanguardia (Spanish major newspaper).

Interviews

Enk, M. van (2020) ‘Leiden has a special atmosphere, almost like a family’. Leiden University News.

(2020) Why a drag queen is given less exposure than a white supremacist.

Knoester, M. (2019) Robots and our data: opportunity or danger? Leiden University News.

(2019) Eduard Fosch Postdoc at Leiden Law School, studies the legal implications of robots. Leiden University News.


Invitation to the Chilean Supreme Court

Fosch-Villaronga, E. & Lopez-Belloso, M. (2020) Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Law: A bitter candy? Seminar XX years of criminal procedure reform. Directorate of Studies of the Chilean Supreme Court, Nov 11, online.

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