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Judicial Reference Materials on Science and Technology: Artificial Intelligence

Project Scope

The goal of this project is to ensure that judges, when hearing a case in which artificial intelligence is central to the matter, have available to them the necessary information to help guide their adjudication of the case. To that end, the primary materials generated by the project will be individual papers, prepared by experts in the relevant field and finalized through a process that ensures both the technical accuracy of the content as well as the usability of the information by judges. AAAS will work with state and federal judicial education institutions to make the materials freely available to judges through their existing online databases and other digital repositories. Beyond the scope of the proposed project, AAAS also plans to use the resources as the basis for educational seminars for judges.

To that end, AAAS and its partners, with funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will undertake a one-year project aimed at developing preliminary information resources necessary to support judges as they address an increasing number of cases involving AI.

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