Katja de Vries

affiliated with the university, dr

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology


  • Human Rights Law


Katja de Vries is a postdoctoral legal researcher and philosopher of technology who formerly has been affiliated to the Center for Law, Science, Technology and Society (VUB, Brussels, Belgium), the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (RU, Nijmegen, Netherlands) and the Technologies in Practice group (ITU, Copenhagen, Denmark). Currently Katja de Vries is working on CRE-AI. CRE-AI is a two year postdoc project (Sociology of Law, Univeristy of Lund, Sweden, Feb 2019-2021) on the legal and societal implications of so-called creative or generative Artificial Intelligence, notably Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). By blurring the distinction between fake and real ('deepfakes'), and its capacity to compose convincing new variations on existing patterns, generative AI challenges what we can believe to be true, what creativity is, and the security of any system running on AI. CREA-AI explores the perils and promises of the recent breakthroughs in the field of generative AI. The project also looks at how the outputs of (unsupervised) generative AI could impact on fairness, accountability and transparency problems arising from (supervised) classificatory AI.

Main research areas

  • EU Law and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Theory and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Legal Theory

Recent research outputs

Katja de Vries, 2020 May 13, In : Information, Communication & Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Katja de Vries, 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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