ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE LAW
(LAWP-1010) - 3 UNITS
An introduction to the law of Artificial Intelligence - and the use of Artificial Intelligence to model and express law. AI profoundly affects many areas of legal practice and policy, as well as social interactions generally. AI cuts across the entire first year curriculum, including torts (liability for robot harms), property (intellectual property in and by AI), contracts (capacity, performance and payments, smart contracts), crimes (intentionality, agency, punishment), civil procedure (pleadings and decision-making by algorithm). AI will be increasingly found in advanced courses: evidence (forensic and expert robots, authentication, eDiscovery), constitutional law (electronic personhood, robot speech, requirement of purpose, algorithmic bias), and ethical lawyering (robo ethics and morality, transparency, codes of conduct). AI presents the opportunity to consider law in a totally different form - law expressed in code. Rendering law computational - such that it can be implemented on computers - will permit new possibilities for modeling law and predicting legal outcomes, as well as significantly enhancing the productivity of lawyers and judges. Other topics may include human-robot interactions (social and sex robots); AI in the home (Internet of Things); AI in the workplace (industrial robots and displacement of workers); AI in medicine (diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical robots); AI in entertainment (Virtual and Augmented Reality); antitrust and consumer rights (colluding and coercive robots); privacy in the age of AI; autonomous warriors; and AI's threats to democracy and humanity.