Oct 19, 2018
Jeff Ward and Ian do a deep dive on frontier technologies in
this week's Evolve the Law Podcast.
Jeff is the director of Duke’s Center on Law & Technology
(DCLT), which coordinates Duke’s leadership at the intersection of
law and technology with programs such as the Duke Law Tech Lab, a
pre-accelerator for legal technology companies, and the Access Tech
Tools initiative, a program to help students and Duke’s community
partners to employ human-centered design thinking and available
technologies to create tools to enhance access to legal
- How Jeff got started at the Duke Center. Teaching law
students the ethics of AI, blockchain and design thinking.
- Designing a law course around a "Black Mirror" episode.
- How law students today are energized by exploring the
implications of "frontier technologies." The common ethos
that things need to change.
- Why we need to look for the legal leaders of tomorrow,
- On regulating the ethical development of AI - the two ways of
thinking about AI and the future of law.
- The core purpose of law school. On empathy and problem
- On teaching law students to become better managers, as well as
better lawyers with a better toolset.
- Defining a "frontier technology" - the top 3 Jeff is thinking
about (for now).
- Ethical technology development vs. ex post reaction. The
case of Cambridge Analytica and avoiding a negative feedback loop
- Brain Computing Interfaces ("BCIs") and their potential use
cases in the courtrooms of tomorrow.
- Quantum Computing, CRISPR and the geopolitics of nations
competing for frontier technology.
- A golden age of lawyering?
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