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November 9, 2023

Emory Law Professor to Address Implications of AI

An Emory University Law Professor will anchor a panel Nov. 9 at Berry College addressing the implications of artificial intelligence on a range of human activity, including intellectual property creation and the law.

“Navigating the Future of AI: How AI Impacts Movies, Art, Music and More,” will be at 6 p.m. in the McAllister Auditorium.

Matthew Sag is a professor of law in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science at Emory . Joining Sag are Berry professors: Kimberly Field-Springer, Department of Communication; Xiaomeng Ye, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; and Chris Whitmire, Department of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Data Analytics.

Sag was born in Australia and graduated with honors in law from the Australian National University in Canberra. His writing has been published in renowned journals and law reviews, and his research is often cited by other academics as well as in court submissions, judicial opinions, and government reports.

Sag’s expertise is in intellectual property and copyright law, and he is a leading U.S. authority on the fair use doctrine and how it impacts research in text data mining, machine learning, and AI. Sag began teaching at Emory Law as Emory’s first AI.Humanity initiative hire in July 2022.

“With Professor Sag’s expertise on AI and the law, as well as the discipline specific insights of our panelists, we hope to provide the campus with thought leadership with respect to AI’s potential impacts on our laws and on our creative industries and pursuits,” said Berry Communication Professor Brian Carroll. “Like most technologies, we already know that with AI there will be benefits as well as unintended consequences, and we know that AI asks fundamental questions about the nature and application of U.S. copyright law traditionally understood.”

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Written by Communication Student Callie Widner

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