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An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Federal Judge

A Federal Judicial Center publication by ISPL Director James Baker, Associate Teaching Professor Laurie Hobart, and Matthew Mittelsteadt.

This guide addresses questions related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the judicial process by providing some technical back­ground and highlighting potential legal issues. In discussing how AI is used today and may be used in the future, the guide does not endorse that use in any particular context or application. Rather, it identifies core concepts and issues to assist judges in asking questions and deciding, for instance, whether to admit AI applications into evidence or use AI in a judicial determination. [Link to Publication]

“A Combined Arms Response to Disinformation”

Judge James E. Baker and SPL consultant Lotta Lampela LL.M.’23 were also invited to publish the project’s first best practice paper, “A Combined Arms Response to Disinformation,” in the Journal of the Latvian Association of Political Scientists. The project’s value has been recognized by European cabinets, as the Chief of Staff to the President of Slovakia and Estonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs have called it both vital and critical. The paper was published in 2023.

ISPL Heading to ABA 33rd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference

November 16th and 17th, ISPL Director Judge James E. Baker will be moderating two ethics panels – Panel 1: Teaching and Practicing Ethics: Are new internal or external rules needed? and Panel 2: Generative Ethics: The Model Rules and the Practice of National Security Law in the Age of AI. ISPL Professor Laurie Hobart will be joining Panel 2 as a panelist. Join them, along with other Syracuse University College of Law students and faculty, while attending this important conference on national security.