The application of the law to machine learning and artificial intelligence

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of Law Society podcasts. Jonathan Smithers,  Law Society president, talks to Catherine Reed following a thought leadership event on the issue of the application of the law to machine learning and artificial intelligence. He discusses how machine learning technology has made significant progress in recent years to the point where we are now on the brink of widespread everyday use and examines what the legal implications of this might be by addressing the following questions:  • Is new law needed for machine learning technology and artificial intelligence? • If new law or regulation is needed should the elements of accountability (breach of duty, causation and injury) apply differently to different types of machine learning technology? • What safeguards should be put in place to…


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