Professor Tanel Kerikmäe is professor of European Legal Policy and Law & Tech at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), and has worldwide experience from different universities/different States in teaching and research. Tanel has been invited professor in Europe and Asia. He is honorary professor at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law and holds a title of doctor honoris causa at National University of Law in Kharkiv, acting also as a foreign member of the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. Tanel has designed a new type of legal education that is international and interdisciplinary. Most of his research activities are related to law & technology issues. Tanel is a member of excellent academic networks in the field and has been a principal investigator for many research and capacity building projects.
What should determine the pace and extent of automation in the public sector? Should it be technology, law, policy, ethics? If technology does not set limits, is there a point at which governments nevertheless should say that automation should stop and the human role should be maintained? Our panellists, with experience from the public and private sector, as well as academia, from a range of countries, with backgrounds in law and policy, examine these questions. Rather than trying to give clear answers, they help us to ask the correct questions. This is a territory that transgresses a number of disciplines, that requires an ability to understand topics as different as philosophy, psychology, technology and law, and that contains questions that every government will increasingly have to deal with.