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The Perilous Waters of AI

An amazing number of organizations now exist dedicating to keeping AI “good.” If two driverless cars are inevitably to be involved in an accident because of someone crossing the street with their baby in a stroller, who lives and who dies? Who handles the programming – and can rich people get different programming dedicated to protecting them? As we watch AI help determine the sentences of criminals, who is doing the programming – and are human biases necessarily built it? There are many ethical dilemmas embroiled in AI’s development. Wendy Wen Yun Chang, John Simek and Ed Walters will help us look at some of those dilemmas and see what the ethicists are saying. 

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Meet the Session Faculty

Wendy Wen Yun Chang
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Wendy is a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Los Angeles. She represents lawyers in all types of complex matters that involve the practice of the law, including professional liability defense, ethics litigation, disqualification motions, sanctions motions, fee-related issues, discipline defense, hotline counseling, risk management counseling, ethics, crises management and outside general counsel support. Ms. Chang is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. She served as an Advisor to the State Bar of California’s Commission for the Revisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct and a past Chair of the State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility & Conduct (COPRAC). Ms. Chang is a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.
John Simek
Vice President
Sensei Enterprises, Inc. ​

John is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. He has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. John holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University. He holds the prestigious CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) in addition to multiple other technical certifications. He is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast “Digital Detectives.” John is a frequent author (fifteen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence topics.
Ed Walters
CEO and Co-Founder

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase and adjunct professor at Cornell Tech. Under Ed’s leadership, Fastcase has grown to one of the world’s largest legal publishers, serving more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling in Washington D.C. and Brussels. He worked in the White House from 1991-1993, first in the Office of Media Affairs and then in the Office of Presidential Speechwriting.
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2017 Conference Co-Chairs

Sharon Nelson
Sensei Enterprises, Inc. ​
Mark Tamminga
Leader, Innovation Initiatives/Partner
Gowling WLG

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