The Threats of Algorithms and A.I. to Civil Rights, Legal Remedies, and American Jurisprudence addresses the many threats to American jurisprudence caused by the growing use of algorithms and artificial intelligence (A.I.). Although algorithms prove valuable to society, that value may also lead to the destruction of the foundations of American jurisprudence by threatening constitutional rights of individuals, creating new liabilities for business managers and board members, disrupting commerce, interfering with long-standing legal remedies, and causing chaos in courtrooms trying to adjudge lawsuits. Alfred R. Cowger, Jr. explains these threats and provides potential solutions for both the general public and legal practitioners. Scholars of legal studies, media studies, and political science will find this book particularly useful.
Alfred R. Cowger, Jr. is a practicing lawyer.
Chapter 1: Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence: The Good, The Bad and The Myth
Chapter 2: The Use of Algorithms as an Inevitable Procedural Due Process Violation
Chapter 3: Algorithms, Equal Protection, and Unlawful Discrimination: The Inevitability of Discrimination by Algorithmic Applications
Chapter 4: As Algorithms and A.I. Erode Privacy, So Goes the Fourth Amendment
Chapter 5: If the Fourth Amendment Falls Because Privacy Disappears, How Soon After Will Substantive Due Process Rights Meet the Same Fate?
Chapter 6: First Amendment Rights of Free Speech: The Paradox of High Tech Companies Demanding First Amendment Rights As They Destroy It for Everyone Else
Chapter 7: Algorithms vs: The Legal Obligations of Government Bodies and Personnel to Function As, Well, Government Bodies and Personnel:
Chapter 8: Algorithms and the Laws of Commerce: Where a New Technology Runs Afoul of Old Laws
Chapter 9: Intellectual Property Law: When Algorithms Complement or Replace Human Ingenuity and Design
Chapter 10: Tort Law: When an Algorithm Causes Harm, Is Anyone Legally Liable?
Chapter 11: Algorithms in The Court Room: The Obsolescence of Rules of Procedure and Rules of Evidence, and thus the Obsolescence of U.S: Courts
Chapter 12: Solutions: How to Preserve American Jurisprudence in The Age of Algorithms
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