What AI Pratitioners Should Know about the Law Part Two

  • Steven J. Frank


This is Part 2 of a two-part article and discusses issues of tort liability and the use of computers in the courtroom. [The legal dimensions of topics covered in this part are given comprehensive attention by the author in Tort Adjudication and the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence Software, 21 Suffolk University Law Review 623 (1987)]. Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the Spring 1988 issue of AI Magazine, discussed steps that developers of AI systems can take to protect their efforts, and the attendant legal ambiguities that must eventually be addressed in order to clarify the scope of such protection. Part 2 explores the prospect of AI systems as subjects of litigation.