A new book co-edited by York University Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino, of Osgoode Hall Law School, examines artificial intelligence (AI) and the law.
The book, Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law (Thomson Reuters, 2021), is co-edited with Aviv Gaon, director at IDC Herzliya of experiential programs, and Carole Piovesan, co-founder of INQ Law. Both are Osgoode alumni.
D’Agostino says the book provides a provocative analysis on the emerging terrain of AI and how it interrogates various areas of the law. It features a foreword from Marshall Rothstein, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as international collaboration of thought leaders in AI, with contributors from Canada, the U.S., Europe and Israel.
Issues of intellectual property, privacy, contract law, regulation, governance, ethics, business and more are discussed in the book. It is designed to present lawyers with implications that AI and new technologies may have on how legal services are delivered and how to approach emerging technology.
“Importantly, such issues merit a toolkit of practical and international perspectives, as they are increasingly complex and ajurisdictional,” says D’Agostino, who is also an Osgoode alum and currently co-chairs the York University Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force.
D’Agostino gives credit to Osgoode JD students Elif Babaoglu, Daniel Joseph, Joseph Simile, Rachel Marcus, Christopher Tsuji and Julianna Felendzer, who provided research assistance.
The book is available online.