Automation Governance

We are interested in all aspects of automation, which we use as a broad term to include AI, robotics, IoT and applications from toys and transportation to sports and criminal justice.  Much of this work is also related to data protection rights, consent, non-use, and even content moderation.

Publications​​
  • Jones, Meg Leta, and Karen Levy. “A Sporting Chance: Robot Referees and the Automation of Enforcement,” under review.
  • Jones, Meg Leta. “Does Technology Drive Law? The Dilemma of Technological Exceptionalism in Cyberlaw.” University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy, 2018, no.2 (2018): 249-284.
  • Jones, Meg Leta, Ellen Kaufman, and Elizabeth Edenberg. “AI and the Ethics of Automating Consent.” IEEE Security & Privacy 16, no. 3 (2018): 64-72.
  • Jones, Meg Leta. “Silencing Bad Bots: Global, Legal, and Political Questions for Mean Machine Communication.” Communication Law & Policy 23, no. 2 (2018): 159-195.
  • Jones, Meg Leta. “The Right to a Human in the Loop: Political Constructions of Computer Automation & Personhood.” Social Studies of Science 47 (2017): 216-239.
  • Jones, Meg Leta. “Your New Best Frenemy: Hello Barbie and Privacy Without Screens.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 2 (2016): 242-246.
  • Jones, Meg Leta. "The ironies of automation law: Tying policy knots with fair automation practices principles." Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 18 (2015): 77-193.
Recent Events and Presentations
  • Ellen Kaufman presented her thesis SEX, LIES, AND IMITATION GAMES: THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF AN ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT GIRLFRIEND (April 2018)
  • Elizabeth Edenberg and Ellen Kaufman present the paper "AI and the Ethics of Automating Consent" in at The Brussels Privacy Symposium
  • Dr Jones presented "Silencing Bad Bots" at the Information Ethics Roundtable (April 21-22, 2017)
  • "Can (and Should) Hello Barbie Keep a Secret?" presented by co-author Natalie Meurer at IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology (IEEE 2016 Vancouver, May 14-16, 2016)
Related ongoing and completed projects