At the ABA’s annual meeting in August the ABA adopted this AI resolution:
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges courts and lawyers to address the emerging ethical and legal issues related to the usage of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in the practice of law including: (1) bias, explainability, and transparency of automated decisions made by AI; (2) ethical and beneficial usage of AI; and (3) controls and oversight of AI and the vendors that provide AI.
In this Digital Detectives podcast episode on Legal Talk Network, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek are joined by Fastcase CEO Ed Walters to discuss this resolution. Recommended.
End Note: It will be interesting to see if, and if so, how the ABA fulfills its promise regarding controlling and oversight of AI vendors.