April 6 Saturday

(Im)Perfect Enforcement

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Yale Law School
  • Open To The Public
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Recent technological advancements enable an unprecedented level of algorithmic decision-making processes and automated legal enforcement actions. Both of these methods of replacing humans with algorithms are often celebrated for “more perfectly” enforcing rules. Social media networks employ algorithmic decision-making to scale content moderation; criminal justice institutions delegate decisions on sentencing, probation, and risk to algorithms; machine-to-machine contracting in highfrequency trading depends on both algorithmic decision-making and automated enforcement; and blockchain technology and smart contracts aim to create self-enforcing contracts. 

We aim to explore the fundamental principles and the practical applications of algorithmic-decision making and automated enforcement of laws, rules, and contracts. We encourage submissions from all disciplines that contribute to related legal, regulatory, or policy discussions addressing potentials and challenges (specific prompts are detailed in the attachment).