2019 Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

Governing Smart Machines:
When Do We Need Humans in the Loop?

April 4-5, 2019
International House
UC Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Algorithms that analyze data, predict outcomes, suggest solutions, and make decisions are increasingly embedded into everyday life. How do we use machines well? When are they good enough at what they do that we can rely on them? How do we judge whether they are insufficient? How do traditional legal obligations of privacy, non-discrimination, due process, and reasonable care apply to their design and application? When should humans be in the loop? This symposium will convene scholars and practitioners from law, policy, ethics, computer science, medicine, and social science to consider how best to integrate machines into legal and social systems. It will consider what roles we will allow machines to play and how to govern them in support of public policy goals.