Soft Law Approaches to AI Governance

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July 6, 2021 | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

Join Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen in this latest AIEI webinar featuring Gary Marchant and Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez as they discuss their work on characterizing soft law programs for the governance of artificial intelligence (AI). Soft law is defined as any program that sets substantive expectations, but is not directly enforceable by government. 

For the past year and a half, Marchant and Ignacio Gutierrez built a database of 634 programs from 64 countries/regions and classified them with up to 107 variables/themes. The presentation highlights the strengths and opportunities of this governance tool. With the launch of this effort, their hope is that this information becomes a valuable resource for stakeholders looking to create, adopt, amend, or better understand the role of soft law programs in managing applications and methods of AI. 

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Speakers:

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Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez is a Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fellow of Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University .

Gary Marchant

Gary Marchant is a professor at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a member of Carnegie Council Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiativeboard of advisors

Moderator:

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Anja Kaspersen

Anja Kaspersen is a senior fellow for Carnegie Council’s Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative.

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