In January a first cohort of five, seed-corn grants have been awarded to consortia that cross the boundaries between our disciplines and that contribute to studying the dynamics of inclusive prosperity. These small grants are meant to further multidisciplinary research and to facilitate nascent research projects. Below you can find a short description of these projects.
Visuals at work in the legal system
Dr. Gabry Vanderveen (ESL), Prof. dr. Valerie Frissen (Philosophy), Prof. dr. Henk Volberda (RSM)
Prof. dr. Marius van Dijke (RSM).
New technologies have led to an increase in different types of visuals in the legal system, created by various public and private actors. This working conference brings researchers, (legal) professionals, practitioners and businesses together to discuss how visuals actually work in the legal system, how they affect the people involved. When and how can visualization of information and data lead to more inclusion by enhancing access to justice and to legal information? When and how can access to and the use of visuals in civil and criminal cases lead to less justice and how can this be prevented?
Tax incentives for corporate philanthropy to stimulate inclusive prosperity
Dr. Lonneke Roza (RSM), Dr. Renate Buijze (ESL)
Companies increasingly play a pivotal role in creating inclusive societies through incorporating ethical, sustainable and social policies in their day-to-day operations, but also through cross-sector partnerships based on CSR and corporate philanthropy. This project studies tax incentives for corporate philanthropy. In order to address the key academic questions and enhance the collaboration within the field of corporate philanthropy, meetings are organized with top academic scholars as well as organisations active in the field and potential funders.
The use of AI in legal decision making
Erlis Themeli LLM (ESL), Dr. Stephan Philipsen (ESL), Dr. Gijs van Oenen (Philosophy), Prof. dr. Stefano Puntoni (RSM).
A growing number of applications is able to find, read, and summarise arguments contained in large volumes of information, called Artificial Intelligence (AI). The use of AI in legal decision making is a matter of concern to government officials, public in general, and the court constituents. AI promises to reduce costs of justice and to make complicated legislation more accessible, increasing the access to justice with technology serving as a vehicle to a more inclusive prosperity. This roundtable aims to gather developers of AI applications, managers of law firms or private companies, government officials and court representatives in order to reflect on this development and improve communication and understanding of AI.
The moral aspects of robotization
Prof. dr. Jos de Mul (Philosophy), Prof. dr. Valerie Frissen (Philosophy), Prof. dr. Stefano Puntoni (RSM), Prof. dr. Evert Stamhuis (ESL).
In both the public and private sphere, more and more decisions are delegated to advanced algorithms. Although this affects management, law, and philosophy alike, as of yet no coordinated initiative exists that connects expertise and research within these disciplines. Therefore, the current project sets out to jointly develop a research agenda on the moral aspects of robotization, ranging from governance and organisational ethics to the individual self-understanding as a (moral) agent within an increasingly automated structure. In the modern praxis of the digital age, it is held, moral concepts such as responsibility could require structural revaluation. Members from the three Faculties will collaborate on a joint research agenda, try to develop an overarching theoretical framework and explore new possibilities for further research.