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September 28, 2023

ABA to discuss how AI is changing everything at the AI and Robotics National Institute Oct. 9-10

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2023 — The American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law will hold its 2023 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National Institute at the Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California Oct. 9-10.

The two-day institute, now in its fifth year, will equip those in the fields of law, technology, government, academics and business about the legal and governance of artificial intelligence and robotics. Programming includes sessions on the effects of AI/ChatGPT in regulation and standards, privacy and security in the workplace, climate solutions, entertainment, disinformation, healthcare and the practice of law.

The opening keynote at 9 a.m. Oct. 9, “How the World is Making Order Out of AI Chaos: A Global Perspective,” will be given by the host of the institute, Brian Patrick Green, Ph.D., director of technology ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Green will discuss his thoughts on the global context of AI, robotics, tech regulation and corporate technology ethics.

Jayni F. Hein, of counsel and co-chair of the Carbon Management and Climate Mitigation Industry group at Covington & Burling LLP, will give an afternoon keynote titled The Role of AI & Robotics in Advancing Climate Solutions,” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Hein, former senior director of President Biden administration’s White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), will lead a fireside chat with a mystery Big Tech guest to discuss future challenges of AI as it pertains to climate change solutions.

2023 AI & Robotics National Institute 
Sponsored by the ABA Science and Technology Law Section

Oct. 9-10

Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Nita A. Farahany, the Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law & Philosophy at Duke University School of Law, will give a keynote address at 9 a.m. titled “I Know What You Thought Last Summer: AI, Neuroscience, and the Battle for Your Brain.” The fireside chat between Farahany and Ted Claypoole, partner and lead of IP Transactions and FinTech Teams at Womble Bond Dickinson (U.S.) LLP and vice chair of the ABA Task Force on Law and AI; will discuss Farahany’s new book, “The Battle for Your Brain, which explores how AI is being used to retrieve brain information. The discussion will include other areas of the book including ethical issues involving reading brain signals, and the potential rights of brain privacy and the laws that could govern it.

The afternoon keynote at 12:30 p.m. will be given by Dr. Dave Prakash, executive adviser to Booz Allen Hamilton called “AI Should Adapt to Humans, Not the Other Way Around.” In this session, Prakash will discuss the question,  “Will AI serve humans, or will we be the ones who are forced to adapt to AI?” Prakash, a physician-technologist, test pilot and business strategist will share his life story and the principles of trusted AI, how to apply human-system integration principles from aviation to AI, and regulatory and ethical considerations of healthcare AI.

The full agenda is available here. This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or [email protected].

 The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.