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Spring 2022 Reading Group

Algorithms, Rights, and Responsibilities

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group will address two pressing questions in the world of algorithms and the law: who holds the rights in beneficial algorithms and the outputs they create, and who is responsible when algorithms cause injury or harm? We will learn about and discuss ownership of code, algorithms, and statistical models; how generative artificial intelligences interact with intellectual property regimes, including copyright and patent; who is responsible when an artificial intelligence such as the “driver” of a self-driving car causes an injury; how we provide recourse for algorithmic discrimination; and more.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/28, and 4/11.