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Overview of the course

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Hello everybody, my name is Mark Shope. I’ll be your facilitator for this course. This course is called AI for legal professionals. It is the Law & policy portion. So again, my name is Mark Shope, a professor of law at National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan. Prior academia I was practicing attorney in the United States in the state of Indiana. And I transition to Academia. The courses I teach our courses in cross-border transactions, American law, and my research interests are in legal technology, A.I. and law., blockchain and law. So what will you learn in this class?
There are four weeks to this class, and each week there are two major topics. The first week will be an introduction to A.I. and law, and I’ll also discuss transparency. There be two articles that you need to read per week, one article per topic, then there will be 6 lectures. In the first week, I’ll be discussing basic introduction to artificial intelligence. Then I’ll discuss A.I. and law, and then discusses some contemporary legal issues.
Then I’ll discuss explainable artificial intelligence, A.I. accountability, and then finish up with a lecture on A.I. governance.
In week 2, we’ll discuss algorithmic bias and human rights. Again there will be 2 articles on one for each topic, and my lectures will discuss types of bias, data set disclosure forms and model disclosure forms, and bias in the criminal justice system.
Then I’ll talk about A.I. and human rights in the abstract, then I’ll discuss A.I. and human rights law, and I’ll finish up week 2 with a discussion on A.I. and ethics.
And week 3 we’ll discuss regulating our artificial intelligence and A.I. and social manipulation. The lectures will discuss regulating technologies and algorithms, A.I. and autonomous weapons, regulating autonomous cars. then I’ll discuss A.I. and social manipulation, manipulating elections and institutions. And then I’ll finish up with week 3 with the lecture on profiling.
Week 4 topics include A.I. in the judiciary and A.I. in the practice of law, Again, 2 articles per topic. In my lectures will discuss predictive systems A.I. and judicial ethics, the courts of tomorrow, legal design and emerging technologies, lawyer competency, and finish up the course with the lecture on the lawyer of tomorrow.
So for each week will have 6 lectures, 2 readings, 2 discussions, 1 discussion on each major topic, and then 1 quiz, this quiz will be a short multiple choice quiz, just to make sure everyone’s doing the readings and listening to the lectures. Then at the end of the course, there will be a final exam.
So in this course, I will attempt to be objective, but I’m not neutral. I’m a human being with my own opinions. But I encourage you to be critical of those opinions, and to challenge those opinions, challenging your own opinions on the topics. Because I feel like learning involves being critical of your own opinions, and I’m the of the thought that we are in this class together, and I am learning with you in this class.
Again, it’s an honor to be with you to discuss this topic which I love very much. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me an email although, there may be thousands of you in this course. So bear with me please if I am late in responding to your email.
Again I’m Mark Shope. Thanks everybody and take care.

Hello everybody, I’m Mark Shope. You’re taking AI for Legal Professionals. There are four weeks to this course, and each week there are two major topics.

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