Rebuilding 'ethics' to govern AI: How to re-set the boundaries for the legal sector?

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Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been transforming the legal sector and profession given every day enhancing AI-driven legal tech tools. Considering the far-reaching ethical implications of such tools and the disparate functionalities of 'AI ethics' and 'legal ethics', this paper puts into question the interplay between these ethical domains and their underlying rules. After fleshing out the governance of ethics under each domain, e.g. respectively professional conduct rules and self-regulatory principles, and signposting the unresolved ethical challenges of status quo, e.g. particularly concerning cross-domain issues, the paper discusses how they need to interact, based on the three policy options: 'revision of the conduct rules', 'individual (company level) collaboration' and 'higher-level collaboration'. It is concluded that 'higher-level collaboration' between the stakeholders is found to be the most sustainable and long-term option given the need to mitigate the ethical challenges concerning the legal sector from a holistic point of view.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAIL '23: Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
EditorsCentro Algoritmi, Thomson Reuters
Place of PublicationNY, United States
PublisherACM Press
Pages306-315
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)979-8-4007-0197-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2023
EventICAIL 2023: Nineteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law - Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Duration: 19 Jun 202323 Jun 2023
Conference number: 9
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3594536

Publication series

NameICAIL'23: Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
PublisherACM Press

Conference

ConferenceICAIL 2023: Nineteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
Abbreviated titleICAIL 2023
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityBraga
Period19/06/2323/06/23
Internet address

Keywords

  • AI Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • Transparency
  • Fairness
  • Accountability
  • fairness
  • AI ethics
  • Legal ethics
  • transparency
  • accountability

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