CLCT is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th Annual Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition. The Competition is open to law students worldwide and centers on innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. This year’s participants analyzed a wide array of technology topics, including ethical issues arising from facial recognition technology, deepfakes, and predictive algorithms; the digital divide amongst populations; the constitutionality of the American criminal justice system’s use of Artificial Intelligence; and risk management and liability related to IoT devices.
Submissions were outstanding as in years past, once again making selection of the top three papers challenging. The winners will receive cash prizes provided through grant funding by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the opportunity to present their papers to executives from Cisco Systems, Inc.
THE 2020-2021 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS ARE:
- First Place: Katrina Geddes, NYU Law (J.S.D., Class of 2023), with “The Ethical Use of Predictive Algorithms” [PDF]
- Second Place: Dana Holmstrand and Samuel Taylor, Georgetown Law (J.D., Class of 2021 and J.D. Class of 2022, respectively), with “Wristwatches of Ruin” [PDF]
- Third Place: Anthony Fernando and Seth Trott, Penn State Dickinson Law (both J.D., Class of 2023), with “My Pet Car? Assigning Liability When Artificial Intelligence Causes Harm” [PDF]
SPECIAL MENTIONS GO TO:
- Anokhy Desai, University of Pittsburgh Law (J.D./M.S., Class of 2022), with “FaceOff—The Damaging Impacts of Deepfakes” [PDF]
- Natalia Menéndez González, European University Institute (Ph.D. in Law, Class of 2023), with “Yes, I Will: Consent Dilemmas Involving Facial Recognition Technology” [PDF]
CLCT congratulates our Winners and Special Mentions, and sends an enormous thank you to every law student that contributed to this year’s Competition. CLCT looks forward to its 5th Annual Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition next year!