> AI law: a new project

The ITM at the University of Münster (Germany) dares an unusual experiment. The ITM, the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law, is a research and teaching institution of the University of Münster in Germany with about 30 researchers led by Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren. Mr Hoeren became a Research Fellow at Tashkent State University of Law (TSUL) in the summer of 2022. Since then, he has been trying to combine questions on Uzbek internet law with European approaches.

Now he has asked his large student audience to develop thesis papers on the question of what a future Uzbek governance strategy for the field of artificial intelligence might look like. So the students will be looking at issues such as copyright and patent protection for algorithms, liability for AI systems, or incorporating ethical principles into the design of automated decision-making structures. In several lectures, professors from TSUL will deal with introductions to the Uzbek discussion. Mokhinur Bakhramova, Islambek Rustambekov and Said Gulyamov will report on new initiatives in Uzbekistan via Zoom on 16 and 23 January 2023; the corresponding Zoom dates are welcome to Uzbek young researchers. By the beginning of February, the Münster students will then write their papers, which will be reviewed by the ITM. They will then be included in a larger study comparing EU law and Uzbek law. Professor Hoeren will then take further action in this direction as part of his fellowship and will be present in person in Tashkent in the summer of 2023.

Interested parties are cordially invited to join the action. Enquiries to hoeren@uni-muenster.de