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Day 1: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Virtual National Institute

October 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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Hot, But Cool: The Latest AI and Robotics Developments

12:00-1:00 pm ET

Learn about new cases, statutes, and regulations in AI and robotics since the ABA’s inaugural National Institute in January 2020. This panel will provide a snapshot overview of legal developments with rapid-fire summaries and actionable pointers on managing AI and robotics compliance and liability risks.

Speakers: Stephen Wu, Michele Kyrouz

Contagion: Battling COVID-19 and Future Pandemics with AI and Robotics

1:15-2:15 pm ET

COVID-19 has eclipsed the once-sunny national and world economy. At the same time, the U.S. healthcare system is under unprecedented strain, as it struggles to provide enough hospital beds and breathing apparatuses for patients and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. How can AI help to track, diagnose, and treat COVID-19? Can telepresence robots facilitate treatment and minimize healthcare workers’ exposure to affected patients? This panel will discuss the technology and resulting legal issues of using AI and robotics to battle COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Speaker: Heather Deixler

Systematic Bias: AI as Cause and Cure

2:30-3:30 pm ET

The new national dialogue on race relations following George Floyd’s death has sparked new dialogue about bias in artificial intelligence systems. Hiring, lending, and housing systems might discriminate because of the design of AI systems or the data used to create them, but they also hold the promise of decreasing bias. Media and legal journal articles have identified bias as a risk, but specific methods of mitigating bias are in short supply. This program goes beyond issue-spotting to provide actionable advice on mitigating bias in developing and operating AI systems. The panel also will cover methods to avoid discriminatory practices by companies operating robots, such as security and service robots. This program will offer 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.

Speaker: Natalie Pierce


You can register for one or more Fast Forward sessions or for the entire conference series (with a corresponding discount and bonuses). The choice is up to you. If one of the dates doesn’t work, you can access the recorded session for 30 days (just not for CLE credit) – one advantage over an in-person conference.

$165 Non-Members  |  $135 Members  |  $95 ABA Section of Science and Technology and the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Members


October 7, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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ABA Section of Science & Technology Law
ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force