Will Artificial Intelligence Eat the Law? The Rise of Hybrid Social-Ordering Systems

29 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2019

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Tim Wu

Columbia University - Law School

Date Written: August 25, 2019

Abstract

Software has partially or fully displaced many former human activities, such as catching speeders or flying airplanes, and proven itself able to surpass humans in certain contests, like Chess and Jeopardy. What are the prospects for the displacement of human courts as the centerpiece of legal decision-making?

Based on the case study of hate speech control on major tech platforms, particularly on Twitter and Facebook, this Essay suggests displacement of human courts remains a distant prospect, but suggests that hybrid machine–human systems are the predictable future of legal adjudication, and that there lies some hope in that combination, if done well.

Keywords: law

Suggested Citation

Wu, Tim, Will Artificial Intelligence Eat the Law? The Rise of Hybrid Social-Ordering Systems (August 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3492846

Tim Wu (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

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New York, NY 10025
United States

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