Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition: Here are the Winners!
CLCT is delighted to share some good news! We can now reveal the winners of the third annual Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition. Open to law students worldwide, the Competition received submissions from near and far, and authors approached various themes, including liability arising from IoT devices; intellectual property issues stemming from Artificial Intelligence; challenges introduced by facial recognition and deepfakes; insurance in the Big Data world; and ethical considerations in the changing relationship between humans and their artifacts.
As in previous years, the quality of the papers and issues analyzed were excellent, and judges had to make some difficult decisions to select the top papers. The winners will receive cash prizes provided through grant funding by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The 2019-2020 Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition winners are:
- First place: Nicholas Eitsert, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., class of 2021), with “On the Cost of Botnet Attacks Increasing IoT Manufacturer Accountability”
- Second place: Andrea Ortega, University of California, Berkley (LL.M., class of 2020), with “Patenting Artificial Intelligence inventions”
- Third Pace: Bonny Qiao, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., class of 2020), with “Ethical Issues in AI-powered Legal Tech”
Special Mentions go to:
- Francesca Mazzi, Queen Mary, University of London (Ph.D. in Law, class of 2021), with “Should (A)I Stay Or Should (A)I Go? Black Box AI Challenges Data Protection Law”
- Arth Nagpal, National Law School of India University (LL.B., class of 2021), with “Authorship in Works Created by Artificial Intelligence”
Our warmest congratulations to this year’s winners, and many thanks to every contributor—the Competition would not be the same without the efforts of every law student who takes part. CLCT is looking forward to next year’s Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition!
CLCT is a joint initiative of William & Mary Law School, the oldest law school in the United States, and the National Center for State Courts. In 2017, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (funded by Cisco) awarded a grant to CLCT to educate members of the legal profession on the legal issues likely to arise from the use of technologies such as machine/deep learning, large scale data analytics, and the Internet of Things. Since receiving this grant (renewed twice), CLCT has launched and developed collaborative, international research efforts, including academic scholarship, innovative law school and continuing education courses, international conferences and workshops, student writing competitions, and a podcast on emerging technologies and the law. Read more about CLCT’s AI and emerging technology research here.
This content has been updated on May 5, 2020 at 12:31 pm.