When artificial intelligence creates something; who gets the credit? Is it the programmer, the designer, the artist, or the AI itself? What about when AI destroys? Who or what takes the blame? Panelists Jessica Fjeld, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, Sarah Newman, a creative researcher at metaLAB at Harvard, Alexander Reben, an artist at Stochastic Labs/ANTEPOSSIBLE, and Sarah Schwettmann, a computational neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussed these issues and other topics at “AI Creativity in Art, Neuroscience, and the Law” at SXSW in Austin last week. View Full Post
The amount of initial coin offerings, or ICOs, has increased with the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies over the past two years. A lack of a government regulatory structure has created a playing field ripe for scammers. “Bitcoin and the New World of Programmable Money,” a panel at SXSW in Austin, featured Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos Blockchain; Michael Casey, senior adviser to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and managing partner at Agentic Group; Vinny Lingham, chief executive officer and co-founder of Civic; and Paul Vigna, a Wall Street Journal reporter who covers bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies; discussed possible solutions to the current rules governing ICOs and cryptocurrencies. View Full Post
With the growing presence of artificial intelligence in daily life—self-driving cars, facial recognition, personalized Amazon search results, and smart personal assistants like Alexa and Echo—there are questions forming about what rules should be followed. Andrew Burt, chief privacy officer and legal engineer at Immuta, discussed what laws currently exist for AI regulation and suggested how laws that govern AI should be created during “Regulating AI: How to Control the Unexplained” at SXSW in Austin. View Full Post
Don’t think for a second that South by Southwest doesn’t have anything to do with the legal world. SXSW has been offering continuing legal education and other law-related programming since 1998—and this year proves to be just as informative, with sessions on everything from government policy and augmented reality to startups and blockchain. View Full Post
The American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and ABA Law Student Division will host a live Twitter chat on law student wellness from 12 to 1 p.m. CST on March 28. The national Twitter chat, held in recognition of National Mental Health Day for Law Schools, aims to encourage students to seek help when they need it, address questions about the stigma of mental health issues, discuss how it relates to bar application character and fitness standards, and any other questions students may have. View Full Post
The State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Section worked with TexasBarCLE to create a series of videos about technology-related topics ranging from apps and authentication to security and social media. The videos range in length from two minutes to 23 minutes and cover topics including “Digging for Digital Dirt: Discovery of Social Media Evidence,” “Why Cybersecurity Is a Legal Issue,” “Informed Consent Implications for Cloud Computing, Engagement Agreements and Cyber Insurance Coverage,” and “How to Effectively and Properly Redact Documents Within the Rules.” Find a link to the videos and more technology-related tools at texasbar.com/tech-resources. View Full Post