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 will be posted here one week before the conference date. 

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