Governing Emerging Technologies Through Soft Law: Lessons for Artificial Intelligence

JURIMETRICS, VOL. 61, ISSUE NO. 1 (FALL 2020)

18 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2021

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Gary E. Marchant

Arizona State University - College of Law

Lucille Tournas

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

RAND Corporation, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Students; Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Future of Life Institute

Date Written: December 7, 2020

Abstract

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is positioned to be a foundational technology in most industrial sectors, societal interactions, as well as in many other technological advantages. AI is rapidly evolving with the promise of bettering our businesses, keeping us safer, and transforming us into a better society. At the same time, we know there will be concerns, some anticipated, and many that will develop alongside the technology itself. Its ubiquitous nature and rapid pace of development make traditional governance structures difficult to impose. However, there are a number of “soft-law” or non-legally binding tools that offer the flexibility needed to foster innovation safely.

Suggested Citation

Marchant, Gary E. and Tournas, Lucille and Gutierrez, Carlos Ignacio and Gutierrez, Carlos Ignacio, Governing Emerging Technologies Through Soft Law: Lessons for Artificial Intelligence (December 7, 2020). JURIMETRICS, VOL. 61, ISSUE NO. 1 (FALL 2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3761871

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