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AI Competence Is An Ethical Duty

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December 28, 2018

Blogging on the H5 site, Shelley Podolny calls attention to the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which impose an ethical duty of technological competence upon all lawyers. So far 31 state bar associations have adopted as a rule the duty to keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology. Polodny notes that artificial intelligence injects another layer of technological complexity, posing a number of strategic, tactical and ethical issues for lawyers to address. Think tanks and AI-targeted committees are being formed to probe these issues, many of which boil down to a fundamental question – To what extent should societies delegate to machines decisions that affect people? The blog includes a quiz to test your own knowledge of AI-related matters, and has links to articles by prominent thinkers.

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