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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Morgan Lewis, “Artificial Intelligence: Programmed to Deceive”

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 12:55 pm - 2:00 pm

IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel, across the street from the law school. Due to an 80 person capacity at the Bancroft Hotel, RSVP will be required for the event. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. We ask that when you RSVP for the event using Zoom, please keep that login information just in case we move to a virtual format.


Artificial intelligence comes in many forms. In one form, competing neural networks are trained together, with a first network trained to deceive the other, and the second network trained to detect deception. Morgan Lewis attorneys David Sanker and Kannan Narayanan will give examples of how this type of training can be very valuable, and examples of how this type of training can be abused.
David Sanker, Partner
Drawing on 12 years of experience in software development and database architecture, David V. Sanker, Ph.D., works with clients to build strong patent portfolios in a variety of areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, natural language processing, data visualization software, large-scale database architecture and storage infrastructure, data analytics software, and touchscreen technology. As AI tools have become widely available, inventions that use AI have become an increasing portion of his work, including inventions in industrial automation and life sciences.

Kannan Narayanan, Associate
Drawing on 18 years of R&D experience in the technology industry and a background in computer science and engineering, Kannan Narayanan works with clients to build strong patent portfolios, preparing and prosecuting US and foreign patents, performing patent due diligence, and providing non-infringement and invalidity opinions and freedom to operate in a variety of technology areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing, data visualization, computer architecture, robotic process automation, genetic programming, cloud computing, social networking, wireless power transmission, fraud detection, semiconductor device manufacturing, computer networking, additive manufacturing, image processing, medical and healthcare related technologies, and consumer products.

The BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series features local practitioners, bringing real world experience and practical legal knowledge to Berkeley Law students. This event is reserved for current UC Berkeley law students, faculty, and staff. All statements and remarks are off-the-record; they cannot be quoted or reproduced without the speaker’s permission.

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. This event is open to current Berkeley Law students, Berkeley Law affiliates and BCLT law firm sponsors.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
12:55 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Berkeley Center for Law & Technology


Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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