I’m Not Responsible, I’m Just an Algorithm

Publié le mercredi 15 décembre 2021

L'Initiative IA + Société, en collaboration avec le Centre de recherche en droit, technologie et société de l’Université d’Ottawa et la Chaire de recherche de l'Université en technologie et société, présente :


I’m Not Responsible, I’m Just An Algorithm

Locating Tort Liability for Algorithm-Driven Harms


Kristen Thomasen et Karni Chagal-Feferkorn


Mercredi 24 mars 2021
à 12 h 00 HE

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Présentation (en anglais seulement)

Join us for a conversation on how Canadian and U.S. tort doctrine can – or cannot – provide mechanisms for justice and compensation when people are injured as a result of the introduction or use of algorithms.

Tort law provides a legal mechanism for injured parties to seek compensation, and sometimes just as importantly vindication, from those responsible for their injuries. Tort law is a flexible system, driven by principles and policies that can ostensibly accommodate social and technical change. But the commercial push toward automation of different processes, decisions, and jobs in North America through the use of machine learning systems threatens to complicate some of tort law’s accountability mechanisms.

The conversation will explore how Canadian and US tort doctrine can - or cannot - provide justice and compensation when people are injured as a result of the introduction or use of algorithms in society. Speakers will consider some of the strengths, differences, and drawbacks between the Canadian and US doctrine, and what lessons or insights might be drawn from these different approaches.


À propos des conférencières (en anglais seulement)

Kristen Thomasen is an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the legal, social, and ethical implications of robotic technologies and artificial intelligence. She’s especially interested in the role that law and regulation play in how automated technologies impact shared and public spaces. She teaches courses on Law, Robotics, & Society and Tort Law

Karni Chagal-Feferkorn is the Scotiabank Postdoctoral Fellow on AI and Regulation at the AI + Society Initiative at the University of Ottawa. She holds a PhD from the University of Haifa (Israel), where she also obtained her LL.B. degree in Law and her B.A. in Economics. She holds an LL.M. in Law, Science, and Technology from Stanford University, and is a licensed attorney in Israel, California, and New York. Among her passions is teaching, and she has previously taught courses on AI, ethics & the law; Intellectual Property; Property Law; Tort Law; and Constitutional Law.


Cet évènement est rendu possible grace au soutien du Fonds Banque Scotia pour l’IA et la société à l’Université d’Ottawa et la Chaire de recherche de l’Université en technologie et société.


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