About us

El Centro de Estudios  Estratégicos de Derecho de la Inteligencia Artificial (CEEDIA), es una organización independiente, con presencia en la ciudad de Washington, D.C. (USA); Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago y Valparaíso (Chile), fundada  en 2021, cuya misión principal es analizar y promover el desarrollo de  regulaciones éticas y jurídicas de la Inteligencia Artificial (IA) en Latinoamérica en armonía con los estándares internacionales de derechos humanos. Asimismo, el CEEDIA  observa y analiza el estado del arte en USA y Europa.

CEEDIA tiene por misión también promover el desarrollo de la IA en función de la sustentabilidad de la humanidad. Iniciativas como “IA para el bien ” de las Naciones Unidas, los principios de la IA de la OECD y los de la Unión Europea,  constituyen, por tanto, buenos ejemplos del tipo de desarrollo que promovemos.


Marcos López Oneto, Director ejecutivo.

Lawyer. Doctor of Law from the University of Chile. Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Labor Law, in the Master’s program in Labor and Social Security Law at the Law School of the University of Chile. Researcher in AI in the field of AI Law and Labor Law. There are four lines of research that he is developing: (a) Foundations and principles of AI Law; (b) Impact of AI on Labor Law; (c) Relations between employment, economics and labor law in the information age and (d) Evolutionary changes and adaptability of Labor Law to social transformations: towards a right to employment. He has published articles in specialized legal journals and the books: The principle of protection to the source of employment. Steps towards a bidirectional labor law (Santiago, Thomson Reuters, 2013) and Foundations for an artificial intelligence right (Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, 2020).

Eduardo Aldunate Lizana

Lawyer. Doctor of Law from the University of Saarland, Federal Germany. Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Law Program at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. His areas of expertise are fundamental rights, the judiciary, and theory of legal interpretation. He has a strong commitment to teaching topics in the legal profession, having developed the experiential learning program for judges and other members of the Judiciary as director of the Judicial Academy of Chile from 2011 to 2018. He has published a wide range of articles of doctrine and the books Fundamental Rights (Santiago, LegalPublishing, 2008) and Constitutional Jurisprudence 2006-2008. Selective Study (Santiago, Legal Publishing, 2009).

María Isabel Cornejo Plaza, Directora.

Lawyer. Master in Private Law (2014), University of Chile. Doctor of Law, Faculty of Law, U. De Chile (2021), with the thesis “Law and Neurosciences: The case of pharmacological neural improvement”. She is a visiting professor at the Jean Monet Center of Excellent Right and Science, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy (2016) and the UEHIRO Center for the practical Ethics of Oxford (2018). Academic stuff “5th * Freedom” – Freedom of Research as EU Fifth Freedom, relates to the legal and ethical issues concerning the freedom of research within the European Research Area. Center of Research Jean Monnet “Rights and Science”, Department of Medicine – Università degli Studi di Perugia. Collaborator and coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data course for Latin America, of the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (in preparation). Professor of the course Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, Negotiation and Ethics of the Faculty of Law, Autonomous University of Chile.

Juan G. Corvalán

Lawyer. Doctor of Law from the Universidad del Salvador, Republic of Argentina. Co-Director of the Laboratory of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence of the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires. Director of the Update Program in Artificial Intelligence and Law at the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires. Undergraduate and postgraduate professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Austral University, National University of Rosario, National University of the South, National University of Tucumán, School of the State Lawyers Corps of the Procuración del Tesoro de la Nación and Universidad Nacional de la Slaughter, among others. He has lectured at the UN, the OAS, MIT, Oxford, the Agency for the Protection of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, among other institutions and universities. Author of 6 books and more than 100 articles of doctrine. Among his books, we highlight: Prometea Artificial intelligence to transform public organizations (Buenos Aires, Editorial Astrea Edition, Universidad del Rosario, DPI Quantico and IMODEV, 2019) and Human Digital Profiles. protect data in the age of Artificial Intelligence. Challenges and challenges of automated processing (Buenos Aires, Thomson Reuters, 2020).

Laura Diaz Dávila

Academic and Expert Researcher (II-SPU) in Artificial Intelligence applied to Public Policies. She is a Doctor in Administration and Public Policy. Master in Public Administration, Specialist Engineer in Quality and Civil Engineer. She is a professor in charge of Artificial Intelligence at the FCEFyN of the UNC and at various Postgraduate Programs in the country. She directs and has directed graduate and postgraduate theses. She directs program and research project-SECyT-UNC. She has participated (member of the academic committee, organizer, guest speaker, exhibitor, author and / or director of works) in national and international scientific, technological events, and published in books, magazines and other media. She is a Member of the Laboratory of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Buenos Aires as an Expert Researcher in Artificial Intelligence by appointment, within the framework of the topics addressed there; of the Ibero-American Network of Researchers on Appropriation of Technology (RIAT) and of the University Department of Informatics – UNC. She is a member of the Unique Bank of Evaluators of the CIN (Argentina) and the Bank of Evaluators of CACES (Ecuador) in Higher Education. She has been a representative for the UNC in the IRAM standards committee for Quality Management in Education and an Evaluator of the Argentine Agency for Laboratory Accreditation. She actively participates in various Artificial Intelligence Programs deployed from the Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory of the University of Buenos Aires.

Consejo Científico Asesor

John Atkinson-Abutridy

He is one of the most prominent Chilean scientists in the field of AI. He is currently a tenured professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of the Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Santiago, Chile, where he also directs the Master’s program in AI. He obtained his PhD in AI from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK), in 2004; and a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Federico Santa María Technical University, Valparaíso, Chile. In the last 25 years he has been involved in teaching, research and consulting in Chile and universities and research centers worldwide. He has also led several scientific and technological projects financed by national and international agencies and private companies.

In 2010, he received the ACM Senior Member Award for his international contributions to computer science in the scientific and practical aspect.

He is actively involved in basic and applied research in the areas of natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, among other fields of AI. Some of his research has now been applied to tackle complex problems in private companies, including intelligent text mining and analytics, predictive models for fraud detection, opinion mining, intelligent interfaces, and question-answering systems.

Elsa Estevez

Elsa Estevez is the chair holder of the UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Societies and Digital Governance at Universidad Nacional del Sur, an Independent Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), and Full Professor at the National University of La Plata, all in Argentina. She is also a consultant for Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on the matters of digital government, particularly in Latin America. Previously, she was a Senior Academic Program Officer and Academic Program Officer at the United Nations University (UNU) in Macao and Portugal; Visiting Professor at the National University of Rio Negro, Argentina; Gdansk University of Technology, Poland; University of Minho, Portugal; and head of Information Technology (IT) departments in large financial and pharmaceutical organizations in Argentina. She consulted for governments, taught to public managers and policy makers, and organized events about digital government in over 30, mostly developing countries. Her research interests cover the structuring of the information technology function in government, digital transformation of government-citizen relationships, and the impact of such transformation on nations’ and cities’ capacity to pursue sustainable development. She has a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina.

Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini

Prof. Enzo Maria Le Fevre, Ph.D., is Project Manager in the EU Commission’s Department for Informatics (DG DIGIT) leading the digital collaborative tools and supporting the Innovation Lab of the European Commission. He is also a Senior Research Fellow on international practices of digital governance at the Laboratory on Innovation and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Senior Lecturer of Diplomacy and Negotiation at the LUISS University (Italy). Between 2017 and 2020 served as Senior Expert at the Agency for Digital Italy – Presidency of the Council of Ministers (AGID) and Coordinator of the Thematic Group on Emerging Technologies (AI & Blockchain) of the OECD Working Party of Senior Digital Government Officials (E-Leaders). He was a peer of the OECD Digital Government Reports of Colombia and Brazil. In 2018 he was among the drafters of the Italian White Paper on the use of Artificial Intelligence at the service of the citizens and in 2019 of the Italian Strategy for Artificial Intelligence. In 2021 he was appointed member of the United Nations Expert Group on Digital Transformation in the Public Sector promoted by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Currently board member of Adriano Olivetti Foundation, he holds a Ph.D. in International and European studies with a focus on international law and theory of the state, an MA in International Relations (with honours), and a postgraduate specialization in International Law and Public Law. His current research is mainly concentrating on digital public services delivery and the uptake of emerging technologies in the public sector.