Ana Paula Gonzalez Torres

 Ana Paula Gonzalez Torres is a doctoral researcher in the policy thread of the “Civic Agency in AI” (CAAI) project. Ana Paula has a background in law. In 2020, she obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Subsequently, in 2022, she obtained a Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza from the Università degli studi di Genova with a thesis on “A study on artificial intelligence in the legal profession in light of the European Union proposed regulation ‘Artificial Intelligence Act’ and rules of civil procedure“.  She is interested in research related to the regulation of artificial intelligence and adoption of AI-solutions by the public sector.

Ana Paula started her doctoral research in May 2022, her research has been featured in several international venues:

  • Sawhney, N. & Gonzalez Torres, A. P., 2022, (Accepted/In press) Devising Regulatory Sandboxes and Responsible Practices for Designing AI-based Services in the Finnish Public Sector, International Workshop on AI Compliance Mechanism (WAICOM 2022), 35th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2022), Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Gonzalez Torres, A. P., 2022, Poster – Compliance Accountability through the AI Lifecycle, Nordic AI Young Researcher Symposium, Oslo, Norway.  
  • Gonzalez Torres, A. P., 2022, Allocation of Compliance Responsibilities in Artificial Intelligence Lifecycle, Doctoral Symposium, 21st EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
About her research: 

As a researcher at the Civic Agency in AI project, my main interest is in accountability. In my point of view, the participatory creation of publicly available AI governance frameworks helps everyone contribute to the algorithmization of public services. Everyone involved iun the artificial intelligence lifecycle should understand their role, rights and responsibilities. In turn, it empowers citizens as they are able to voice their concerns and require compliance with relevant regulations.

Ana Paula’s research can be visualised in images as generated by DALLE: