Dr. Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová is a legal scholar at the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Head of Regulatory Unit of Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO), Chair of the Czech Republic’s AI Observatory & Forum, a founder and Chair of the SOLAIR Conference (Society, Law, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics), an external lecturer at the Charles University in Prague, an executive editor of The Lawyer Quarterly, a member of the Appeal Commission at the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Czech Republic, a co-founder of the initiative Czech Women in AI, and a public speaker. She has acted as a member of the Expert Group on Liability and New Technologies at the European Commission, a member of OECD’s network of experts ONE AI, and a Czech expert in negotiating the UNESCO’s Draft Recommendation on Ethics of AI. In February 2022, she became a member of the GPAI Data Governance Working Group. Her research focuses on legal aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics, brain-computer interfaces, and merging technology with organic life.

She obtained her Master’s degree in law and legal science from Masaryk University in 2007, her LL.M. in International intellectual property and patent law from University of Haifa in 2014, and her Ph.D. in Law and information and communication technologies from Masaryk University in 2020.

Since 2017, she has contributed to the formulation of future regulation of AI both on the international as well as the national level. She is the main author of Czech proposals for international regulation of AI submitted to UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT (2018), a co-author of the EU report Liability for Artificial Intelligence and other emerging digital technologies (2019), and a co-author of the non-paper of the Czech Republic Regulatory Framework for Artificial Intelligence in the European Union (2019). She is the main author of the Analysis of Legal and Ethical Aspects Related to Development of AI and Its Applications (2018, summary in English here) for the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and a co-author of the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy of the Czech Republic (2019).

She received the award Deloitte Legal Disruptors in 2022, Miloslav Petrusek Award for Presentation in 2021, Masaryk Distinguished Chair scholarship in Israel in 2020, Erasmus Mundus Action II scholarship at University of Haifa in 2014, Erasmus Mundus scholarship at University of Haifa in 2011, and the award for the best student scientific work on legal regulation of artificial inteligence from Masaryk University’s Faculty of Law in 2006.