Artificial Intelligence Today—Tomorrow’s Legal Challenges of Machine Learning

2017 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

Artificial Intelligence Today—Tomorrow’s Legal Challenges of
Machine Learning

Once an area limited primarily to academic study, Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) now enables a constellation of technologies that we take for granted such as Internet search algorithms; computer and phone speech assistants; self-driving cars; health care diagnostics; investment platforms; industrial robots; and home heating; cooling and security. This is just the beginning. AI technology is growing rapidly. As it grows, it will not merely be an aid to human activity, but a powerful force that reshapes our world, our thinking, our lives, and our constitutional principles. In this panel presentation we discuss what AI is, its status today, what the future might hold, and some of the critical issues courts may face in addressing the impact of AI.

Introduction:
Michelle M. Pettit, Assistant U.S. Attorney, CAS At-Large Member, Conference Executive Committee

Speakers:
Hon. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Law and Co-Director, Washington Tech Policy Lab, University of Washington
Kate Crawford, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Corporation Social Media Collective, and Senior Fellow, New York University, Information and Law Institute
Tim Hwang, Esq., Google Policy Team
Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook, Silver Professor of Dara Science, Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical Engineering, New York University
William Santana Li, CEO & Founder, Knightscope Inc.