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The Multidisciplinary AI Academy offers a unique teaching approach combining legal, technical and socio-economic implications of artificial intelligence.
The courses are tailored for a diverse range of participants, from bachelor and master students, PhD candidates and professionals aiming to discover the interconnected world of artificial intelligence. 
Our unparalleled methods support participants prepare for the next step in their development and broaden their horizons. 
We use innovative teaching methodology aiming to enhance your skills by combing theoretical learning with real-life experiences in an international diverse environment.

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Topics covered

Examples of topics:


Artificial Intelligence & Space Law

- Understanding Artificial Intelligence: how does it operate, technical functionalities 

- European & international legal frameworks

- Liability for damage caused by AI systems

- Designing AI for Human Rights Values

- Industry applications: healthcare, retail, finance, legal industry, education etc.

- Commercial space: private actors and the challenges to Space Law (SpaceX, Blue Origin, Facebook, Google, Apple etc.)

- Satellite Communications: legal aspects 

- The role of Space Technology in the operation of Artificial Intelligence

- Liability for damage caused by space objects equipped with AI capabilities

- National Space Legislation in the age of Artificial Intelligence

- Dual Space Technologies and their legal framework

- Intellectual Property rights for AI creations on Earth and in Space

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Capstone Project

At the end of the course, you will have the chance of presenting your own Capstone Project developed together with your colleagues. You will work in a multidisciplinary group and will prepare for presenting your findings in the last day of the course. You will be able to choose from a list of Capstone Topics made available in the first day of the course.

The title of your Capstone Project will be listed on the Graduation Diploma issued after graduation. 


Previous editions


In the first edition offered in July 2020, a cohort of 27 undergraduate and graduate international students joined the online edition of the Summer Academy offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute.
Although originally planned to be a conventional Summer Academy taught in Amsterdam, the COVID-19 dependent transition to an online class turned out to be a net positive. It enabled an especially diverse set of students and lectures spanning many time zones and professions to take part in the lectures and discussions.

In July 2022, the new edition of the summer school, this time offered in a hybrid environment, brought together 36 participants. 

The participants included bachelor, master, PhD students, young professionals and business representatives from no fewer countries than
Kenya, Poland, China, Austria, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Belgium, Iran, Latvia, Bosnia, Brazil, South Korea, India, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, and Germany.
The students were selected based on their multidisciplinary backgrounds: law, ethics, human genetics, communication, computer science, IoT, mechanical engineering, economics and cybersecurity. 

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