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Aasavri Rai
5 Aug 2020 9:48 AM GMT
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The RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR), a bi-annual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed legal journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, began the RSRR Blog Series in 2017.

The Editorial Board, in association with Mishi Choudhary & Associates, is inviting blog entries for their upcoming edition.

Theme: Addressing the Legal Concerns of AI: A Clarion Call

Background: Artificial Intelligence, commonly known as AI, uses computer programs, sophisticated statistics and algorithms to solve problems and automate tasks which, if done by humans, would be considered intelligent. AI is not confined within the bounds of science-fiction literature. It is gradually infiltrating our world and is destined to transform different aspects of our lives.

As the field of law is slowly moving towards digitization from its traditional setup, AI has penetrated the legal field as well. AI can help lawyers by increasing their efficiency to deal with mundane tasks. For instance, Advanced Natural Language Processing capabilities are used by AI to review and redline contracts with increased accuracy. However, the emergence of AI raises several epistemic questions about fairness, accountability, transparency, and independent rights and responsibilities of the technology itself. Few white papers, such as the Report on the Artificial Intelligence Task Force and NITI Aayog's National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, have discussed the impact of AI on different sectors and delved into these questions. It remains to be seen whether AI will disrupt the legal profession or aid in the advancement of the field. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been forced into a digital ground.

Due to this, our dependence on AI has substantially increased and will continue to increase. Huge legislative vacuum pervades, internationally as well as in India, which further creates a strenuous atmosphere for the growth of this disruptive technology. Owing to the lack of laws related to AI and multiple privacy concerns arising thereto, venturing into this arena would require thorough research and academic discussions. Therefore, this Blog Series aims to critically analyse legal and regulatory policy considerations for AI and law, as well as explore possible hurdles and challenges, in order to create a safe transition to an era characterized by AI.

RSRR welcomes submissions from legal practitioners, academicians, students and members of the legal fraternity.

Sub Themes:

  1. Ethical Quandaries Around the Adoption and Use of Artificially Intelligent Technologies
    1. AI and Trust: Building a Legally Viable Technology for Humankind
    2. Socio-legal Issues in Adoption of Business Automation in Industries by Nation States
    3. Safe and Responsible Development and Deployment of AI Technologies
  2. Challenges by AI: How Prepared Does India Find Itself?
    1. Legally Defining Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Developments
    2. Inexplicability in Artificially Intelligent Systems: A roadblock in achieving Transparency?
  1. Attribution of liability on AI
    1. Regulation of use of AI for anti-competitive practices.
    2. Can AI be held accountable for medical negligence?
    3. AI Based Devices: Responsibility and Liability for Mishaps
  1. Artificially Intelligent Systems: How to Tackle Biases?
    1. Application of AI for Law Enforcement
    2. Automation Bias in Delivering Judicial Decisions
  1. Privacy in an AI-driven Era:
    1. Development and Deployment of Data-Driven Technologies: Securing International Consensus
    2. Automated Processing: An obstacle in GDPR enforcement?
  1. AI and Machine Learning: Recipe for Overarching Surveillance?
  2. Rewarding Copyrightable and Patentable Creations by AI Systems
  3. Role of India in International Dialogue Amidst the Militarization of AI
    1. International Law and AI Weapons.
    2. Ethics and Militarization of AI: Analysis from the perspective of International Humanitarian Law.
  1. AI as a tool for information corruption
    1. Misinformation and AI: A Match Made in Lab?
    2. Use of Deepfakes in Politics
  1. Legal Personality of AI

E-Certificate of publication will be provided under the name of RSRR and Mishi Choudhary & Associates.

Kindly note: 'Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with RGNUL Student Research Review. Mishi Choudhary & Associates do not seek copyright of the blogs. However, there is a requirement of CC by SA License from the authors while submitting the blog. 

Deadline: The last date of submission is 26 August 2020.

For further details, click here.

In the case of any query, write to [email protected].

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