AI: Thorny Issues of Liability & Accountability

As artificial intelligence increasingly makes high-stakes decisions without direct human intervention, the domains of legal liability and ethical responsibility drift into uncharted territory. From medical diagnoses to judicial sentencing to self-driving vehicle accidents, complex AI systems utilize vast data processing capabilities to take consequential actions autonomously. But who is held accountable when inevitable errors arise, … Read more

AI Training for Lawyers

AI and ethics can walk hand-in-hand. Ever pondered what role artificial intelligence might play in the legal landscape? As technology marches on, AI offers unique opportunities for legal professionals. But training AI isn’t all ones and zeros. Ethical, regulatory, and practical considerations abound. Training AI for legal tasks isn’t a walk in the park. It demands … Read more

A Sonnet on AI Bias by Claude AI

The data trails we leave each dayContain our joys, beliefs, errors of the past.The systems trained on such displayBiases that within were cast. Imprints of preconception live on,As algorithms crunch through unfeeling bits.Creating models that still drawnTo the prejudices found in it. They mirror latent flaws back to us,Mathematizing the biases we’ve made.Garbage in begets … Read more

Artificial Intelligence and Bias

Artificial Intelligence systems can unintentionally perpetuate and amplify societal biases, leading to unfair outcomes. This can occur because the AI algorithms reflect the biases in the data used for training. The video below presents the reasons biases can occur and the ways those biases can be overcome. We’ll talk more about training in the near … Read more

Are NFTs Securities?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) represent unique digital assets that are typically used to represent ownership of digital art, collectibles, virtual real estate and other digital items. (For some background on NFTs see my primer.) Determining whether an NFT is a security is a complex and evolving legal question that depends on numerous factors and the jurisdiction … Read more

Copyright Protection for AI⁠⁠-⁠Generated Works

The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that AI-generated artwork cannot be copyrighted. Let’s talk about that. But first a little background. What’s a Copyright A copyright is a legal right that grants exclusive control over the use and distribution of an original creative work. It gives the creator or owner of the work the exclusive … Read more

Limerick: Shhh

• A profusion of classified documents was found • • In Uncle Joe’s house and The Donald’s compound • • Forty Five had the gall • • And Forty Six played ball • • Boy, there sure are a lot of top secrets floating around •

Forming an LLC? Why not an S Corp?

Founders may form many types of entities, including partnerships and regular corporations (C Corps), but two of the most popular types are limited liability companies (LLCs) and Subchapter S corporations (S Corps). Generally speaking, LLCs and S Corps are entities that allow profits and losses to be passed through to the owners of the entity, … Read more

Limerick: George Santos

There was a young man called George Santos / Whose life was a series of scant hopes / Thought he, “nothing can beat / A congressional seat” / So he lied and he lied, and he lied and he lied, and he lied and he lied, to the utmost