The Black Mirror Legal Discussion Group is launching this spring of 2017. We are delighted to be collaborating on this creative use of contemporary media with friend, local colleague and legal technology national thought leader Professor Gabriel Teninbaum, of Suffolk University Law School.
Starting with the screening of a video depicting problematic unitended consequences resulting from mass-scale deployment of autonomous systems, AI and extended cognition, each meeting of this discussion group will explore key legal issues, options and opportunities raised by these emerging technologies.
Signup on our contact page to receive email announcements for updates and announcements about Black Mirror Discussion Group topics and schedule.
- Blog post about using Black Mirror episodes to anchor discussion as a form of innovative legal education: https://computationallaw.org/popular-tv-as-a-tool-for-thinking-about-the-future-of-technology-law-society-59ae9c14aa30#.dz5n4oyma
- Black Mirror Episode Summary: https://computationallaw.org/summary-and-analysis-nosedive-black-mirror-episode-3-season-1-951a8c129eb5#.vgnwjuwaj
- Research notes on legal issues and creative options arising from use of AI/ML in regular use at large scale: https://github.com/HumanDynamics/law.MIT.edu/blob/gh-pages/ProjectsAndMaterials/ExtendedCognitionAndComputationalLaw/README.md
- Wiki scratchpad notes on Black Mirror and other sci-fi series to anchor discussion in context of Computational Law research at MIT Media Lab: https://github.com/HumanDynamics/law.MIT.edu/wiki/Black-Mirror-Legal-Discussion-Group
- Wikipedia article on Black Mirrow series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror