Dr Berenice Boutin is a senior researcher in international law at the Asser Institute (The Hague). Her work focuses on international responsibility, security, and new technologies.
Berenice is project leader of the research project Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence (DILEMA), funded by NWO–MVI Programme on Responsible Innovation (2020–2024). This interdisciplinary project explores the conditions and modalities that would allow to leverage the potential benefits of AI technologies in the military while abiding by the rule of law and ethical values. It investigates why is it essential to safeguard human agency over certain functions and activities, where it is most critical to maintain the role of human agents in order to ensure legal compliance and accountability, and how to technically ensure that military technologies are designed and deployed in line with ethical and legal frameworks.
She coordinates the Asser Institute’s Winter Academy on Artificial Intelligence and International Law. Berenice is member of the Editorial Board of OXIO, and Associate Fellow with the SHARES Project.
Berenice previously received funding from Gerda Henkel Stiftung for a research project on the Conceptual and Policy Implications of Increasingly Autonomous Military Technologies for State Responsibility Under International Law (2018-2019). She has been Managing Editor of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (2016–2019), and Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) (2015–2018).
See also: www.asser.nl/bereniceboutin