Samuel Brasil is an Associate Professor at the National School for the Judiciary and currently serves as an Associate Justice at Espirito Santo State Supreme Court. He is also a Professor at the LL.M. in Legal Theory at Goethe University Frankfurt and the leader of a research group on digital justice. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of São Paulo and a Master’s in Computer Science from the Federal University of Espirito Santo. He received awards for his projects on artificial intelligence and digital innovation. His current research interest lies at the intersection of technology, law, ethical AI, and algorithmic fairness.
Assembly Fellowship Project:
Social media is rife with discriminatory speech that negatively impacts victims and discourages meaningful engagement. Samuel Brasil’s KindLines is a browser extension that, when downloaded on a user’s device, identifies discriminatory language before a post is published and offers the user a chance to rewrite their post without biased content. By giving users a second chance to think about their post and the potential harms it may cause, KindLines aims to foster a safer and more inclusive digital environment.