Emerging Legal Issues for Artificial Intelligence- Legal Liability, Discrimination, Intellectual Property Rights and Beyond

7th Academia Sinica Conference on Law and Science




As AI becomes a pressing concern both in Taiwan and around the globe, the Seventh Academia Sinica Conference on Law and Science (ASCLS) discusses “Emerging Legal Issues for Artificial Intelligence: Legal Liability, Discrimination, Intellectual Property Rights and Beyond.” The conference of this year will gather legal scholars from several fields, including constitutional law, privacy, intellectual property, and competition law. It will also invite computer scientists and scholars from electric engineering to join an interdisciplinary dialogue. We believe that the global legal academy should invest more time in developing frameworks that are sufficiently sophisticated to address the challenges that AI poses to the current social and legal infrastructures. The challenges not only come from the social application of artificially intelligent agents to varied social contexts that raise issues of personhood, legal responsibility and creativity.

The challenges also come from intelligence learning process that inherits and reproduces human bias and discriminatory desires. As AI and the potentials it brings become pressing concerns, these types of dialogues are increasingly important.The ASCLS is hosted by Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica of Taiwan (IIAS). It is an academic forum for the exchange of ideas and thoughts about important issues regarding the development of technoscience and its implications to law. In the past, the ASCLS has focused on topics such as “Disciplining or Empowering the Citizenry Through Citizen Science—Historical and Normative Perspectives on Knowledge and Power” (2016), “Shaping the Future of Global Health Law” (2014), “Biotechnology, Health Inequality, and Distributive Justice” (2012), “Science Governance, Freedom of Research and Pluralist Democracy (2008).