Program

All events will be held at Yale Law School (127 Wall Street; New Haven, CT) in Room 127 unless otherwise specified. Events are subject to change. Papers are linked below. Live stream will be linked to below each presentation on the day of the event.  

Friday, March 31
8:30 AM
Breakfast and Registration (Room 122)

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Welcome RemarksJack Balkin, Founder of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School
Introductory Remarks: Kate Klonick, We Robot 2017 Chair

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Paper: Karen Levy and Meg Leta Jones, Sporting Chances: Robot Referees and the Automation of Enforcement 
Discussant: Jack Balkin

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper: Solon Barocas and Andrew Selbst, Taking Explanation Seriously in Law and Machine Learning
Discussant: Frank Pasquale

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch (Dining Hall)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Lightning Round Panel I: Robot Criminals, Judges, and Lawyers: A Discussion of Robotics and the Justice System
Panelists: Ying Hu, Drew Simshaw, Daniel Susser, Karen Levy, Kiel Brennan-Marquez

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM 
Paper: Luisa Scarcella and Michaela Georgina Lexer, The effects of artificial intelligence on labor markets – A critical analysis of solution models from a tax law and social security law perspective
Discussant: Brishen Rogers

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Paper: Rebecca Wexler, Trade Secrets as Evidentiary Privilege
Discussant: Roger Ford

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Break

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Lightning Round Panel II:  Robots’ Place in the World: A Discussion on the Intersection of Robotics and Society 
Panelists: Kate Darling, Judith Donath, Hin-Yan Liu

Saturday, April 1
8:30 AM
Breakfast

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 
Paper: Kristen Thomasen, Feminist Perspectives on Drone Regulation
Discussant: Madeleine Elish

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM 
Panel: Marc Canellas, et al., Framing Human-Automation Regulation: A New Modus Operandi from Cognitive Engineering and Tracy Pearl, Reformulating Regulation Around Driverless Cars
Discussant:
Ed Felten

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM 
Lunch
Demo: Howard Chizeck, Haptic Passwords 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Paper: Sophie-Charlotte Fischer, The Role of the Private Sector in the Governance of Autonomous Weapon Systems: A Principal-Agent Perspective
Discussant: Rebecca Crootof

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Lightning Round Panel III: Private Law and Public Law Answers to AI: A Discussion of Robotics and Regulation 
Panelists: Lauren Henry Scholz, Amanda Levendowski, Kevin Miller, Matthew Scherer, Garry Mathiason

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Break

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM  
Panel: Michael Guihot, et al., Nudging Robots: Innovative Solutions to Regulating Artificial Intelligence and William Smart, Cindy Grimm, and Woody Hartzog, An Education Theory of Fault for Autonomous Systems
Discussant: Kate Crawford