We Robot 2019 Preliminary Program

We have an action-packed lineup planned for We Robot 2019. The main conference is April 12-13, with an optional workshop day on April 11. I’ve put the schedule below; you should register now for We Robot 2019 if you haven’t already.

Friday April 12, 2019

 Friday, April 12, 2019
8:30-9:00 Check- in & Breakfast
9:00-9:15Welcome & Introductions
9:15-10:15The Reasonable Coder by Petros Terzis (University of Winchester)
Discussant: Brian Choi
10:15-11:15The Institutional Life of Algorithms: Lessons from California’s Money Bail Reform Act by Alicia Solow-Niederman (UCLA School of Law), Guy Van den Broeck (UCLA), & YooJung Choi (UCLA)
Discussant: Kristian Lum
11:30-12:30Reap What You Sow? Precision Agriculture and The Privacy of Farm Data by Karen Levy (Cornell University), Solon Barocas (Cornell University), & Alexandra Mateescu(Data & Society Research Institute)
Discussant: George Kantor
12:30-12:45Lightening Poster Session
1:45-3:15Panel: AI & Authorship
Moderator: Kate Darling
  • Artificial Intelligence Patent Infringement by Tabrez Y Ebrahim (California Western School of Law)
  • That Thou Art Mindful: Emergent Creativity and the Unromantic Author by Ian Kerr (University of Ottawa); Carys Craig (York University)
  • Jack of All Trades, Master of None: Is Copyright Protection Justified for Robotic Faux-riginality? by Sarit Mizrahi (University of Ottawa)
  • We Are Not the Same: Consequences of AI Identity Disclosure on User Expectations and Behavior by Anastasia Usova (NYU Stern); Hallie Cho (INSEAD)
3:30-4:30Delivery Robots and the Influence of Warehouse Logic on Public Spaces by Mason Marks (Yale Law School & NYU Law School
Discussant: Kristian Thomasen
4:45-5:45Toward a Comprehensive View of the Influence of Artificial Intelligence on International Affairs by Jesse Woo (Kyoto University)
Discussant: Heather Roff
5:45-6:00Closing Remarks
6:00-7:00Poster Session & Reception
7:30-9:30Conference Dinner @ Mayfair Hotel, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida

Saturday April 13, 2019

 Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00-8:30 Check- in & Breakfast
8:30-9:30Emerging Legal and Policy Trends in Recent Robot Science Fiction by Robin R Murphy (Texas A&M University)
Discussant: Kevin Bankston
9:30-10:30Taking Futures Seriously: Forecasting as Method in Robotics Law and Policy by Stephanie Ballard (University of Washington) & Ryan Calo (University of Washington)
Discussant: TBA
10:45-11:45Administering Artificial Intelligence by Alicia Solow-Niederman (UCLA School of Law
Discussant: Michael Froomkin
12:00-1:00Using The Robot Koseki – Using Japanese Family Law as a Model for Regulating Robots by Colin P. Jones (Doshisha Law School)
Discussant: Hideyuki Matsumi
2:00-3:00Why the Moral Machine is a Monster by Abby Everett Jaques (MIT)
Discussant: Jason Millar
3:15-4:45Panel: Robot/Human Handoffs
Moderator: Madeleine Elish
  • The Human/Weapon Relationship in the Age of Autonomous Weapons and the Attribution of Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes by Marta Bo(Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
  • Through the Handoff Lens: Are Autonomous Vehicles No-Win for Driver-Passengers by Jake Goldenfein (Cornell Tech); Wendy Ju (Cornell Tech); Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley School of Information); Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech)
  • AI, Professionals, and Professional Work: The Practice of Law with Automated Decision Support Technologies by Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley School of Information) & Daniel N Kluttz (UC Berkeley School of Information)
4:45-5:00Final Remarks

Workshop: Thursday April 11, 2019

 Workshop Preliminary Schedule, April 11
9:00-10:00This is not Magic: Basic Technical Concepts for the Latest Developments in Robotics & AI
Bill Smart & Cindy Grimm
10:00-11:00Alexa, What’s a Tort? It Sounds Delicious: Basic Legal Concepts for the Latest Developments in Robotics & AI
Ryan Calo & Kristen Thomasen; Woodrow Hartzog moderating
11:30-12:30Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: Basic Economic Concepts for the Latest Developments in Robotics & AI
Rob Seamans (NYU Stern)
1:30-2:30Don’t Look at Me Like That: The Latest Developments in Social Science/Philosophy for Robotics & AI
Madeleine Elish, Kate Darling & Ari Waldman
2:30-3:30We’re Not Gonna Take I.T.: Advocacy in Robotics and AI
Jay Stanley (ACLU), Kevin Bankston & Kathrine Pratt
4:00-5:00Get Ready for the Robot Olympics: Japan’s “Robotics 2020” Policy Initiative
Fumio Shimpo, Hideyuki Matsumi & Takayuki Kato; Woodrow Hartzog moderating
5:00-6:30Robots and Academics: The Nerdiest Trivia of All Time (plus light appetizers)
Rebecca Crootof, Howard Chizeck & Woody Hartzog
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