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REGISTER NOW: Artificial Intelligence Workshop October 9, 2020

The Center for Law Science and Innovation is hosting a workshop on Artificial Intelligence Soft Law funded by the Charles Koch Foundation to discuss the present state of existing soft law for AI.  Considered the most important technology of the twenty-first century, AI provides benefits for every industry sector. AI’s benefits include safer transportation, productive industrial processes, better medical diagnostics and faster scientific breakthroughs. The October 9th workshop covers the present state of AI and will collect, compare and analyze the existing soft law proposals for AI. This workshop analysis will work to identify the key themes and recommendations that are common in the proposals as well as evaluate how the wording of the provisions affects the interpretation of implementation and compliance of the program. Also included is a creation of a database and typology of the structural or procedural dimensions of each proposal, which includes the format of the

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Artificial Intelligence Is Making Its Way into Fertility Clinics

Walter G. Johnson is a research project coordinator at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he received his J.D. in 2020. He also holds a Master of Science and Technology Policy (2017) and B.S. in Chemistry (2015) from Arizona State University. Walter’s research covers regulatory policy and governance for various emerging technologies and his writing has appeared in forums such as the Food & Drug Law Journal, the Washington Post, and the Journal of Law & the Biosciences.  Read more about his research on AI and Fertility Clinics here: 60 Jurimetrics J. 247 (2020). A lot has changed in the four decades since the first birth from in vitro fertilization (IVF). Many fertility clinics have opened, new methods have emerged, and well over 8 million people have been born through IVF or other assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs). In the last several years, even more changes have become possible –

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