by Dr. Lance B. Eliot
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Key briefing points about this article:
- Companies are churning out AI systems at an astonishing rate
- Many do so with an AI For Good mantra, believing in AI exceptionalism
- The harsh reality is that there is also AI For Bad
- Attorneys should be ready for clients that are caught in the accomplice liability ranks
- One key legal argument entails the question of substantial unoffending purpose
Do you have any clients that are producing AI-based systems?
Even if you don’t yet have such clients, you might very well find yourself having such a client in the future.
You need to be ready for a potentially acute legal vulnerability that they are ostensibly unknowingly facing.
I say this because it seems like everyone is eager to get onto the AI bandwagon and they are doing so without considering the downstream legal ramifications. A lot of companies are simply hurriedly developing and releasing AI-based apps into the marketplace, doing so with great haste. It seems as though each day there is some new breathtaking announcement about a wondrous app that leaps tall buildings due to being AI-infused.
Of course, much of this is mere hype.
The reality for most of these apps is that they tangentially utilize some minuscule AI-related components and otherwise have no special AI-stoked powers per se. In any case, companies are eager to leverage the AI moniker as a means of gaining awareness about something that generally would be considered humdrum or decidedly ho-hum.
Splash the AI pixy dust and you suddenly have a big hit on your hands.
Amid this rush toward the use of AI, there has been a strident belief by many that this is an aboveboard approach to try and craft apps that will benefit…