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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 […]

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 […]

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 very pleased to post a draft of my forthcoming 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. (forthcoming 2024). It’s a short engaging read – just 20 pages!  We argue that although Kafka shows us the plight of […]

AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans – Revised Version

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Hideyuki (“Yuki”) Matsumi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and I have significantly revised our essay, AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans, forthcoming 92 Fordham Law Review (2024). It will be part of a Fordham Law Review symposium, The New AI: The Legal and Ethical Implications of ChatGPT and Other Emerging Technologies. In response to great feedback, we have made […]

AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans

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I’m very excited to post my new short draft essay with Hideyuki (“Yuki”) Matsumi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). The essay, which is a quick read (just 19 pages), is entitled: AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans, forthcoming 92 Fordham Law Review (2024). It will be part of a Fordham Law Review symposium, The New AI: The Legal and […]

Webinar – Facial Recognition and the Dubious Side of AI Blog

In case you missed my interview with New York Times reporter Kashmir Hill, you can watch the replay here.  We discussed her new book, Your Face Belongs to US: A Secretive Startup’s Quest to End Privacy as We Know It (Sept. 19, 2023).

Cartoon: AI Experimentation and Regulation

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Here’s a new cartoon on artificial intelligence, experimentation, and regulation. Creators of new technology often extol the virtues of experimentation. When it comes to policymakers experimenting with legal regulation, I often hear a different tune from those creating new technology. But they are experimenting with our lives and well-being, with society and democracy. Law, too, […]

The Prediction Society: Algorithms and the Problems of Forecasting the Future

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I am excited to share my new paper draft with Hideyuki (“Yuki”) Matsumi, The Prediction Society: Algorithms and the Problems of Forecasting the Future.  The paper is available for free on SSRN. Yuki is currently pursuing a PhD at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Yuki began his career as a technologist, then turned to law, where he […]