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Artificial intelligence experts discuss legal implications on ABA Presidential Speaker Series

“A panel of experts on artificial intelligence and how it will affect the legal landscape are featured in the next installment of the ABA Presidential Speaker Series. The program, titled “A.I. – The New Frontier,” will feature a panel of special advisers to the ABA Task Force on the Law and Artificial Intelligence. The program will be available at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 9. No advance registration is required. The program can be viewed here. In addition to exploring how AI has the potential to transform all aspects of society, including the practice of law, the panel will discuss the new AI Executive Order that President Biden announced on Oct. 30 — one of the first in-depth discussions by national experts examining the executive order and its ramifications. Panelists include:

  • Daniel Ho, member of the National AI Advisory Committee, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Ho serves on the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Commission, advising the White House on AI policy; as senior advisor on Responsible AI at the U.S. Department of Labor; on the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States; and as special advisor to the ABA Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence. He specializes in administrative law, regulatory policy and antidiscrimination law.
  • Michelle Lee, former undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and CEO and founder of Obsidian Strategies. Lee was vice president of AI at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she led the Machine Learning Solutions Lab, a global team of business consultants and data scientists who helped companies identify and implement their highest-value machine learning opportunities, AWS’ computer vision business and its responsible AI efforts. She has testified multiple times before Congress on her various areas of expertise.
  • Trooper Sanders, member of the National AI Advisory Committee and CEO of Benefits Data Trust. Sanders was a Rockefeller Foundation fellow and worked on the social and economic implications of the global rise of artificial intelligence. For eight years, he ran Wise Whisper, a strategic advisory practice to financial technology startups, philanthropic initiatives and business leaders. He has also held White House policy staff positions during two administrations.
  • Miriam Vogel, chair of the National AI Advisory Committee and president and CEO of EqualAI.  Vogel, as chair of the National AI Advisory Committee, is mandated by Congress to advise the president and White House on AI policy.
  •  Seth Waxman, former U.S. solicitor general and partner at WilmerHale.”

AI in Banking and Finance, October 31, 2023

Via LLRX – AI in Banking and Finance, October 31, 2023 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government reports and documents, industry white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources, and… Continue Reading

Prioritizing People and Planet as the Metrics for Responsible AI

IEEE Standards Association – Prioritizing People and Planet as the Metrics for Responsible AI. Ethically Aligned Design for Business. “You may be aware of the term responsible artificial intelligence (AI). Perhaps you are already using a methodology for your AI design based on European regulations to avoid risk. Or you are working to help ensure… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 8, 2023

Via LLRX –  Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 8, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

How to Kickstart a Data Governance Program

Humans of Data: “Proactively recognize when you need governance, build a solid foundation, and get buy-in. This article was co-authored with Otávio Leite Bastos (Global Data Governance Lead @ Contentsquare), Nandini Tyagi (Founders’ Office @ Atlan), and Prukalpa Sankar (Co-Founder @ Atlan). As any data and analytics program evolves, it’s inevitable that data leaders will… Continue Reading

Elon Musk and the new EU rules for transparency for platforms

Tech Policy Press: “Billionaire Twitter CEO Elon Musk continues to face a wave of criticism for his capricious decisions, especially from Brussels and Berlin. Yet, the EU owes Musk a debt of gratitude, says Julian Jaursch, a project director at the not-for-profit think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) in Berlin Germany. Musk is involuntarily proving… Continue Reading

Cyber Security for Law Firms: Our Top Tips

Law Technology Today: “In the digital era, cyber security is essential for law firms. Data breaches are becoming increasingly common, threatening the privacy of clients’ sensitive information and firms’ reputations. Consider data from ABA’s Cyber Security Report, which states that 25% of law firms have previously suffered a data breach. Among the many consequences of… Continue Reading

Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

White House: “To advance President Biden’s vision, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has identified five principles that should guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems to protect the American public in the age of artificial intelligence. The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights is a guide for a… Continue Reading

Government reports on digital assets responsive to Biden’s Executive Order on crypto

Follow-up to September 16, 2022 White House Framework on Regulating Cryptocurrency, please see the following documents related to the directive re Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets: September 16, 2022 – “The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is publishing its report, Technical Evaluation for a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency System,… Continue Reading

FSB Roadmap for Addressing Financial Risks from Climate Change: 2022 progress report

Financial Stability Board: “One year after the G20 endorsed the FSB Roadmap to address climate-related financial risks, policy action to address such risks is more urgent than ever. The increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather and climate-related events, and the intense debate about current and future energy policies in many jurisdictions, highlights that financial… Continue Reading

These 200 global companies have top-rated climate strategies

Quartz: “…In its latest summary of company disclosures, published Dec. 7, CDP reported that in 2021, about 13,000 companies globally disclosed some form of climate data and strategy. That group represents 64% of global market capitalization, according to CDP. But just 1.5% of those—200 companies—scored an A. The list, included in full below, includes companies… Continue Reading

The Law of AI

Jotwell Review by Margot Kaminski: Michael Veale and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Demystifying the Draft EU Artificial Intelligence Act 22(4). Computer L. Rev. Int’l 97-112 (2021). [h/t Mary Whisner] “The question of whether new technology requires new law is central to the field of law and technology. From Frank Easterbrook’s “law of the horse” to Ryan Calo’s… Continue Reading