AI Ethics Series: AI and Bias

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program, the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship are proud to be partnering together for a lunch talk on “AI and Bias,” being held on April 18, 2024. This event’s main objective is to foster greater understanding of generative AI and how bias is embedded in and replicated by this new technology in the practice of law, and how this risk can be mitigated.

As part of their professional competence, lawyers and judges must increasingly understand generative AI and grapple with the role that it plays in perpetuating inequalities and unequal access to the justice system. Ethical obligations and legal professionalism make this education critical at this juncture. This interdisciplinary conversation brings to light the potential triumphs and tragedies of generative AI as it pertains to court access, constitutional due process, and democracy.

This lunch talk takes on the timely and important topic of AI and bias from three distinct vantage points:

  • AI subject matter expert for NASA and computer scientist, Newton Campbell, discusses the intersection of AI, bias, and cybersecurity, focusing on how inherent biases in AI systems can inadvertently aid cyber threats, particularly for the space community.
  • Law Professor Christine Goodman describes the various stages of the AI development process and how bias may enter at each of these, in contravention of constitutional due process.
  • Law Professor Spencer Overton identifies how generative AI threatens to undermine representative democracy and the rule of law.



04/18/24 12:00pm - 12:05pm
Welcome and Introduction

@ Wolf Law Building, Room 301 & Livestream

  • Suzette Malveaux
    Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
04/18/24 12:05pm - 12:55pm

@ Wolf Law Building, Room 301 & Livestream

  • Newton Campbell
    Director, Space Programs, Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE)
  • Chris Chambers Goodman
    Professor of Law, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • Spencer Overton
    Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor, George Washington University Law School
Newton Campbell
Chris Chambers Goodman
Spencer Overton
04/18/24 12:55pm - 1:00pm

A short break for students to depart for class.
04/18/24 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Audience Q&A

@ Wolf Law Building, Room 301 & Livestream

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