Student Directed Seminar: PHIL 485 002 “AI and Legal Systems”

Student Directed Seminar: Topics explored within the Artificial Intelligence and Legal Systems seeks to examine the complicated intersection between emergent AI technology with future and existing legal principles. Matters including self-driving vehicle liability, algorithm-generated intellectual property, facial recognition software, and lethal autonomous weapons will be discussed, with an especial focus on the potential ambiguities and conflicts each new technology presents to the law. Though students will not be expected to have any prior knowledge of artificial intelligence or law, they will be frequently challenged to apply their learning within the course to address a variety of pertinent legal issues.

  • It is offered on Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm in 2019W term 2. The course page can be found here.
  • Registration is not automatic. Please submit your contact information and intent for taking the course here. (You will be asked to log in with your CWL credentials first.)
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