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Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition Technology: Part 1


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: December 03, 2020
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Agenda

  • Appreciate the nature of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and FRT (Facial Recognition Technology)
  • Recognize what biases may exist in AI and FRT
  • Understand ethical guidelines that might be applied to AI and FRT
  • Admissibility of AI Evidence
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Recorded: December 3, 2020

Description

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Facial Recognition Technologies (FRT) present questions of possible biases and transparency that attorneys and judges are likely to address during litigation. Panelists will discuss the new technology and help attendees appreciate the nature of them. Attendees will recognize what biases may exist with this technology and then understand the ethical guidelines that might be applied. Moderator Ronald J. Hedges will lead panelists through the discussion of these technologies and offer guidance on handling them in court.

This program was recorded on December 3rd, 2020.

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American Bar Association

Panelists

Hon. George C. Hanks, Jr.

Judge
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas

Judge Hanks is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Hanks received a nomination from President Barack Obama to the same district on September 18, 2014. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 21, 2015.

Prior to being confirmed, he was a federal magistrate judge for the same district. He joined the court as a magistrate in 2010.

Judge Hanks wrote 83 signed opinions in 2006. He was the author of an important opinion that established a waiver-by-conduct exception to sovereign immunity in "TSU v. State Street Bank and Trust".

Judge Hanks was appointed to the Texas First District Court of Appeals in 2002 after Sherry Radack was promoted to Chief Justice.

Judge Hanks received his bachelor's degree in economics from Louisiana State University, where he graduated first in his class in 1986. He then graduated from Harvard Law School, earning a J.D. in 1989. At Harvard, Judge Hanks served as an editor of the Harvard Blackletter Law Journal. He also holds an LL.M from Duke University Law School.

Gail L. Gottehrer

Founder
Law Office of Gail Gottehrer, LLC

Gail Gottehrer's practice focuses on technology-related litigation and counseling, including autonomous vehicle regulation, connected vehicle regulation, data privacy, biometrics, cybersecurity, facial recognition, and the IoT. She is one of the few defense lawyers to have been involved in the trial of a class action to verdict before a jury.

Gail is a frequent speaker on the implications of technology for the law and business operations, including eDiscovery and electronic evidence. She teaches Law for Knowledge Innovation at Columbia University, is a member of the Advisory Board for Rutgers University’s Leading Disruptive Innovation Program, and is a Fellow at the Center for Legal Innovation at Vermont Law School.

Gail was appointed as a Co-Chair of the State of Connecticut’s Task Force to Study Fully Autonomous Vehicles, the New York State Bar Association’s Transportation Committee, Law360’s Transportation Editorial Advisory Board, and the New York State Bar Association's Technology and the Legal Profession Committee. She is the New York Regional Co-Chair for the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, Co-Chair of the Programming Committee of the ABA’s Woman Advocate Committee, Vice-chair of the ABA-TIPS Automobile Litigation Committee, Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ IP & Technology Affinity Group, and a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on eDiscovery Cooperation and Training (WG-1). She was selected as one the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM and one of the Connecticut Technology Council’s 2016 Women of Innovation.

Gail is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Murray C. Goldman, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Hon. Paul Grimm

Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Paul W. Grimm serves as a District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was appointed to the Court on December 10, 2012. Previously, he was appointed to the Court as a Magistrate Judge in February 1997 and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2006 through 2012. In September, 2009 he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Additionally, Judge Grimm is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he teaches evidence, and also has taught trial evidence, pretrial civil procedure, and scientific evidence. He also is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he teaches a course regarding the discovery of and pretrial practices associated with electronically stored evidence.

Before becoming a Magistrate Judge, Judge Grimm was in private practice in Baltimore for thirteen years, during which time he handled commercial litigation. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland, an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland, and a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 2001, Judge Grimm retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army Reserve. Judge Grimm is a graduate of the University of California (summa cum laude), and the University of New Mexico School of Law (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif).

Ronald J. Hedges

Senior Counsel
Dentons

Ronald is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”).

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges.

Ron was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.


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