Penn State
Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA
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AI and the Law

Course Abbreviation: 
ULWR 997
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: N

This seminar examines law and policy challenges introduced by AI and other emerging technologies. First, to better understand the legal impact of AI, this seminar will survey a range of topics that intersect with AI and the law: algorithmic bias and decision making; AI and ethics; autonomous vehicles and weapons; and robotics, autonomy, and personhood. Next, this seminar will explore the impact of AI on the law. These topics will include criminal and civil liability that may stem from the deployment of AI technologies, such as Fourth Amendment implications of cyber/data seizures and searches; Fifth Amendment implications of AI and self-incrimination; medical liability for AI diagnostics; the reach of civil rights and anti discrimination law for AI-enabled discrimination. As the law of AI is still nascent, this course will explore developments in law and policy that attempt to bring AI under increased regulatory and legal oversight.