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AI’s Fishy Branding

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One can learn a lot about AI from fish. The 1990s were a terrible time for the toothfish. An ugly fish inhabiting the deep seas, the toothfish (pictured above) was long considered a “trash fish,” undesirable to eat, a worthless catch. The toothfish’s fate was fine until overfishing decimated the stocks of the long-popular fish, […]

The Great Scrape: The Clash Between Scraping and Privacy

The Great Scrape - The Clash Between Scraping and Privacy

I’m posting a new article draft with Professor Woodrow Hartzog (BU Law), The Great Scrape: The Clash Between Scraping and Privacy. We argue that “scraping” – the automated extraction of large amounts of data from the internet – is in fundamental tension with privacy. Scraping is generally anathema to the core principles of privacy that […]

Kafka in the Age of AI and the Futility of Privacy as Control

Kafka in the Age of AI - an essay by Professors Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog

I’m posting the final published version of my essay with Professor Woodrow Hartzog (BU Law), Kafka in the Age of AI and the Futility of Privacy as Control, 104 B.U. L. Rev. 1021 (2024). It’s a short engaging read – just 20 pages!  We argue that although Kafka shows us the plight of the disempowered […]

AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans – Final Published Version

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I am pleased to share the final published version of my short essay with Yuki Matsumi. It was written for a symposium in Fordham Law Review. AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans 92 Fordham L. Rev. 1923 (2024) Mini Abstract: This Essay critiques arguments that algorithmic decision-making is better than human decision-making. Two arguments are often advanced […]

Webinar – Trust: What CEOs and Boards Must Know About Privacy and AI Blog

In case you missed my recent webinar with Dominique Shelton-Leipzig (Mayer Brown), you can watch the replay here.  We had a great discussion about why privacy is an issue that the C-Suite and Board must address. Dominique is the author of a new book on this topic, Trust.: Responsible AI, Innovation, Privacy and Data Leadership.

Cartoon: AI Bias

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Here’s a new cartoon on AI bias and the magical thinking that AI is unbiased because technology is neutral.  Bias comes from the data that algorithms use, so the bias often pollutes the output. I discuss the issue in some of my recent work, including: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans The […]

Artificial Intelligence and Privacy

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I’m delighted to post my new article draft, Artificial Intelligence and Privacy. The article aims to provide the conceptual and practical ground work for how to understand the relationship between AI and privacy as well as provide a roadmap for how privacy law should regulate AI. Here’s the abstract: This Article aims to establish a foundational understanding […]