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September 14, 2023

ABA Forum on Air and Space Law to sponsor conference focused on AI/ChatGPT and other tech advances

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2023The American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law will host its 2023 Annual Meeting in Dallas on Sept. 20-22. Leading air and space experts will discuss current trends in the industry, AI/Chat GPT, anti-friction technology in airports, cybersecurity and space exploration.

Nicholas E. Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America, will give a keynote address on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8:45 a.m. 

2023 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Forum on Air and Space Law
Sponsored by the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law

Wednesday, Sept. 20 -  Friday, Sept. 22

Hotel Crescent Court
400 Crescent Court
Dallas, Texas 75201

Other panels include (all times are CDT):

  • Relying on Generative AI in Litigation:  A Case Study About What Went Wrong and Lessons About Artificial Intelligence and Its Use,”  — This panel will review recent ChatGPT misuse and explore the implications of AI use in the air and space industry.
    Wednesday, 3:30-4 p.m.
  • “Brains vs. Bots: Confronting the Potential and Perils of Predictive AI Technology,” — Predictive AI technology has vast legal implications, but offers opportunities to optimize operations, enhance safety and streamline decision-making processes. Panelists will answer questions involving the use of AI, including: How can the legal landscape adapt to address data ownership, privacy, security and accuracy issues while harnessing the potential of AI? Who bears responsibility for the quality of data used or generated? What safeguards can be put in place to prevent misuse or bias?  How can legal practitioners strike the appropriate balance between incentivizing innovation and fostering fair competition while safeguarding intellectual property rights?
    Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • “Houston, We’ve Got Company: Creating & Cultivating a Commercial Economy on the Moon,”— Panelists will review NASA’s Artemis Program, including plans to collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the moon. The goal of the program is to reignite America’s passion for discovery; enable a growing lunar economy by fueling new industries, supporting job growth and increasing demand for a skilled workforce; and inspire the next generation–the Artemis Generation.
    Thursday, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
  • Antifriction Technology’s Fundamental Overhaul of the Airport Experience,” — Recent advances in biometrics, which include advanced facial recognition technology, secure data sharing systems and AI have transformed the way passenger’s process through an airport. The panel will review the legal transactional and regulatory compliance implications of those recent changes.
    Friday, 9-10:15 a.m.

The full agenda, including speakers, is here. Media are welcome to attend but must register in advance by emailing [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.