AI and the Future of Contracts

Contract negotiations and interpretations present unique challenges for AI. For millennia contract law has been all about contextual understanding, personal analyses, concern for the future, and preventing (or creating) ambiguities. These issues are why solely relying on AI to draft contracts is unwise. Unsurprisingly, AI-generated contracts lack the ability to adapt for changes in the […]

AI and Defamation

While ChatGPT 4.0 is far more cautious about making statements about specific individuals, it still hallucinates to disseminate damaging misinformation about people.  Litigation concerning prior versions of ChatGPT are winding their way through the courts right now with cases not being dismissed on purely legal arguments.  Earlier this year, a Georgia court ruled that OpenAI […]

AI and TRADE SECRETS

Almost one year has passed since news broke about Samsung employees sharing highly sensitive trade secrets with ChatGPT while testing software. As one of the world’s largest companies, Samsung has undertaken a wide–and expensive–series of measures to protect against intentional or unintentional disclosure of trade secrets. But trade secrets are usually taken without permission versus […]

AI And Data Security In The News (But Not In The News)

It is impossible for me to read the news and case law without thinking about how AI and Data Security issues impact today and the future. Here are some examples: Celsius Earnings Snafu: The company inadvertently had the information and press release publicly available before it planned to announce its earnings. Hedge funds and trading […]

Predictions on Future State-Level AI and Data Privacy Legal Frameworks

Greater public debate is necessary for society to determine how much more privacy it is willing cede. This includes the ability to learn information about your physical activities in your own home. This blog post recites three macro-issues with predictions regarding the regulatory regimes that will address these issues. Private Right to Action: Most state […]

AI Update: New FTC Proposed Rules

Earlier this month the Federal Trade Commission shared a notice seeking comments from the public about proposed rules concerning potential liability for generative AI developers. The new rule would (A) find generative AI developers liable for fraudulent impersonation of individuals and (B) create potential liability for companies providing the “means and instrumentalities” of such fraudulent […]