Virtual Discussion

Co-Opting AI: Robot Law

10/19 Wednesday | 12pm

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NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, the 370 Jay Project, and the NYU Tandon Department of Technology, Culture and Society invite you to a new discussion in the series “Co-Opting AI.”

This event will explore the legal implications of AI and robots from both a European and US perspective, highlighting both applied and theoretical perspectives.

Juyoun Han is a Partner in the firm’s Digital Technology and Human Rights Group. As a litigator, tech enthusiast, and a human rights advocate, Ms. Han is excited about innovative technologies and hopes to harness the law to promote fairness and accountability in the design and use of A.I. in our society. Having served as a law clerk for Hon. Steven L. Tiscione and a judicial intern for Hon. Kiyo A. Matsumoto at the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn), Ms. Han possesses a deep understanding of courtroom advocacy and judicial procedures. At Eisenberg & Baum, Ms. Han counsels clients throughout trials and appeals in challenging cases as varied as street art litigation and anti-discrimination lawsuits as part of the firm’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Law Center. Ms. Han frequently collaborates with advocates and public interest groups who share a common passion to eradicate inequality. Previously, she was invited to speak at the World Congress for the World Federation of the Deaf in Paris. Ms. Han volunteered at the International Justice Mission (Washington D.C.) to combat international sex-trafficking of women and children, and worked at the UNESCO Korean Commission. Prior to law school, Ms. Han taught high school and college-level students in South Korea. Ms. Han received her J.D. from Georgetown Law and her B.A. in Psychology and International Law from Handong University (South Korea).

Eric Hilgendorf is a Professor of Law and Chairman of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law at the University of Wurzburg, Germany. After completing high school in Ansbach and military service in Wurzburg, Hilgendorf completed a BA/MA equivalent in philosophy, modern history, and law at the University of Tubingen with a Master’s paper entitled “The Development of Parliamentary Freedom of Speech in Germany.” He then attained a PhD in philosophy for a work entitled “Argumentation in Jurisprudence” and a PhD iur. In law for a work entitled “Criminal Law Liability for Producers in the Society of Risk,” which was honored with a prize from the Reinhold und Maria-Teufel-Stiftung. Hilgendorf habilitated in 1996 in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedure, and legal philosophy with the publication “On the Distinction between Statements of Facts and Statements of Norms in Criminal Law.”  He was made a professor of criminal law and related fields at the University of Constance in 1997 before becoming Dean of the Law Faculty in 1999.  In 2001 he moved to the University of Wurzburg and became the Chair of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law. From 2010 to 2012 he has served as the Dean of the Law Faculty there. Since Summer 2018 Prof. Hilgendorf has been a member of the “Global Faculty” of the Peking University law School.

Mona Sloane is a sociologist working on design and inequality, specifically in the context of AI design and policy. She frequently publishes and speaks about AI, ethics, equitability and policy in a global context. Mona is a Senior Research Scientist at the NYU Center for Responsible AI, and Research Assistant Professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, as well as a Fellow with NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK), where she convenes the Co-Opting AI series. Mona is the Founding Director of the *This Is Not A Drill* program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, which develops a public pedagogy on art, equity, technology and the climate emergency. She also serves as the technology editor for Public Books, and is a Fellow with The GovLab.

The Co-Opting AI event series is convened by Mona Sloane. It is hosted at IPK and co-sponsored by the 370 Jay Project, and the NYU Tandon Department of Technology, Culture and Society.

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