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Spring 2025 Reading Group

Algorithms, Rights, and Responsibilities

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group will address two pressing questions in the world of algorithms and the law: who holds the rights in beneficial algorithms and the outputs they create, and who is responsible when algorithms cause injury or harm? In some cases, we will find answers in well-established legal doctrines – in others, we will have to write our own rules. Over six sessions, we will cover the intellectual property implications of algorithms, models, and their outputs; copyright implications of generative AI; how to provide recourse for harms caused by autonomous vehicles; detecting and correcting for algorithmic discrimination; and more.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD.

This course is not available for cross-registration or auditing.