It was a long weekend in the Great White North (eh) so I didn't get up to much blogwise. I did read this 2016 Harvard Law Review article. I don't know why it came to my attention now but it is really good and I haven't seen anything that surpasses it. So if you are still… Continue reading This guy definitely did not have to deal with AI.
So of course I have some searches running to seek out things to talk about. Reliant on AI and machine learning I am. So lo and behold comes this article into my results. Nothing to do with AI, right? Total search bot failure right? Yeah pretty much. I have no idea why this kicked into… Continue reading When AI gets it wrong but gets it right
The short answer to the question "who is responsible if AI fails," is whoever owns it. We don't need to make it more complicated than that. If someone else contributed to negligence that AI is involved with, they may share in the liability. But tort law is sufficiently evolved to deal with this. Let's not… Continue reading Let’s not overthink it.
So now we're putting neanderthal brains in crab robots. Because reasons. I think that at this point it's pretty clear that the answer to the question that this blog poses, is the law going to be ready for artificial intelligence, is nope, not a chance, that ship has sailed.
This "shitty distraction" https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611487/this-ai-program-could-beat-you-in-an-argumentbut-it-doesnt-know-what-its-saying/ doesn't make things easier in the considerations about where intent lies. If the AI does not know what it means when it says things, then until it does, how is intent imputed in the law of contract? If this is the space we are operating in, then it strikes me that if AI… Continue reading Underneath the one you know
One sentence in this interview with Paul Triolo of Eurasia Group caught my attention: "The government role at present on AI development in general has been to take a hands-off approach to regulation, and encourage innovation." Interesting. But I'm not sure I believe that. I'm not a big proponent of excess regulation but I'm inclined to… Continue reading Two perspectives on AI regulation
This project Autonomy Through Cyberjustice Technologies just launched. It is out of the University of Montreal with a major grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The working groups and subprojects are very thorough; the scope is well considered. I had two questions. First, what massively distruptive AI techology are we talking about in the… Continue reading Autonomy Through Cyberjustice Technologies