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Regulating Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Corporate Decisions NLS2

  • School: Nottingham Law School
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Starting: 2022
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU) / Fully-funded


NTU's Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme 2022

Project ID: NLS2

When addressing corporate sustainability challenges, artificial intelligence (AI) can be a double-edged sword. AI can make significant progress on the most complicated environmental and social problems faced by humans, but on the other hand the efficiencies and innovations generated by AI may also bring new risks, such as automated bias and conflicts with human ethics. Accountable and sustainable AI can be achieved through a proactive regulatory framework supported by rigorous corporate policies and reports. Given the rapidly evolving nature of this technology, this project aims to examine AI’s role in promoting more socially responsible companies and the associated legal challenges.

Indicative content may include:

  • The ways in which corporations are making use of AI and how this may evolve
  • The interplay between AI, corporate decisions and regulation
  • The benefits of, and practices underpinning, ethical and socially responsible use of AI in the boardroom
  • Whether a risk-based regulatory approach can accommodate diverse AI solutions to achieve the public interests.

School strategic research priority

This project aligns well with the Centre for Business Law and Insolvency’s existing strengths in corporate governance and technology and the Sustainable Futures research theme.

Entry qualifications

For the eligibility criteria, visit our studentship application page.

How to apply

For guidance and to make an application, please visit our studentship application page. The application deadline is Friday 14 January 2022.

Fees and funding

This is part of NTU's 2022 fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme.

Guidance and support

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