11 December 2018

Podcast: Maas discusses AI and future of international law

In this episode of the ‘Algocracy’ podcast, PhD Fellow Matthijs Maas (CILCC, AI and Legal Disruption research group) is interviewed by philosopher John Danaher, in a conversation on what emerging developments in artificial intelligence systems spell for the future of the international legal order.

They discuss the long history of how technology has shaped and affected international law; why we might expect AI systems to become globally disruptive; how AI may lead to international legal uncertainty, over-inclusiveness, obsolescence or change; whether the monitoring or enforcement of international law might be automated; and whether AI could result in a drive away from multi-lateralism, eroding the international legal order.

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