Frontiers of Cyberlaw: Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Information Security

Frontiers of Cyberlaw: Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Information Security

Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar
Winter 2016 course
M, T, W, Th, F 10:00am - 12:15pm in Hauser Hall Room 101
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None.

Exam Type: No exam.

Requirements include participation in discussion and in-class simulations, assisting in leading discussion for one session, response papers (or a combination of response papers and a longer research paper), and attendance.

Laws often reflect our efforts to articulate norms for social and economic relationships; manage principal agent problems; and define responsibilities between individuals, organizations, and public institutions. This seminar explores how emerging technological developments involving the security (or insecurity) of networked information systems, automation, and "artificial intelligence" affect the legal system and its persistent dilemmas. Specific topics include domestic and transnational cybersecurity risks; the promise and limitations of regulatory, criminal, and international law in addressing those risks; the impact of automation on labor markets and their regulation; and the evolving role of expert systems and decision support technologies in how governments make decisions about health and safety, criminal enforcement, and national security. We'll explore these topics with examples and readings drawn from state, federal, and international law; economics and psychology; history and political science; computer science; and science and technology studies.

Subject Areas: Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment, International, Comparative & Foreign Law