2021 Legal and Ethical Issues in Artificial Intelligence


Legal and Ethical Issues in Artificial Intelligence 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021

University of Maine School of Law
Center for Law + Innovation

The Center for Law + Innovation at the University of Maine School of Law is pleased to partner with Roux Institute and Northeastern law to host a virtual conference Friday, June 11, 2021 for only $295. Registration is open to all (lawyers and non-lawyers).
6.25 CLE credits for attorneys.




Conference Agenda

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction

8:45 am - 9:30 am

Keynote: De-Mystifying Artificial Intelligence
Usama Fayyad
Executive Director, Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence, Northeastern University




9:35 am - 11:05 am

Privacy and Policy Responses to AI

How law and regulation can preserve AI benefits while mitigating potential harms
Woody Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University (panel chair)
Brenda Leong, Senior Counsel + Director of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, Future of Privacy Forum
Tiffany Li, Visiting Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Law
Chaofan Chen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Maine
Emiliano Falcon-Morano, Policy Counsel, Technology and Liberty Program, ACLU Massachusetts

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Lunch Break

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ethics in Data Science
Building ethical practices into algorithms and their applications
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Research Professor, Institute for Experiential AI, Northeastern University (panel chair)
Tina Elassi-Rad, Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University
Rayid Ghani, Heinz College of Inf. Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Lorena Jaume-Palasi, The Ethical Tech Society
Sabelo Mhlambi, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University

1:00 pm- 1:15 pm


1:15 pm- 2:45 pm        

Legal guidelines for automated decision-making and profiling
Exploring data processing guideposts provided by current laws and regulations

Christopher Escobedo Hart, Partner, Co-Chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag (panel chair)
Sara Cable, Office of the Attorney General, State of Massachusetts (invitation pending)
Emily Cordoglio, Corporate Counsel – Privacy, Match.com
Vivek Krishnamurthy, University of Ottawa School of Law, Director of Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
Pedro Pavon, Privacy, Data Policy and Ads, Facebook

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm        


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How AI will affect the future of work in law and technology
Where can today’s lawyers and data scientists expect to find meaningful careers
Trevor Hughes, President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals (panel chair)
JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard
Kaira Wells, FOIA and Privacy Act Analyst, US Dept Health and Human Services
Justin Weiss, Global Head of Data Privacy, Naspers and Prosus



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