Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Ted Claypoole recently participated in the ABA’s 6th Annual Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Institute on October 9-10 in Santa Clara, CA.  

Claypoole was part of the Institute’s keynote address, “I Know What You Thought Last Summer: AI, Neuroscience, and the Battle for Your Brain” on October 10. The keynote featured a “fireside chat” between Claypoole and Duke University Law Professor Nita A. Farahany, in which they discussed Farahany’s new book, The Battle for Your Brain, how AI is being used to capture and use brain information directly, the ethical issues involved in reading brain signals, and whether there is a human right to brain privacy and how it could be built into law. 

Claypoole also moderated a panel titled “Trick or Treat? Unmasking AI Disinformation and Manipulation, While Revealing Key Legal Issues”, which explored the growth of generative AI and its ability to manipulate information in ways that could affect politics, the sale of products and services, and society in general. The panel also provided an analysis of proposed legislation and recent court cases involving terrorism, big tech, and vulnerable populations; and key considerations on how deceptive AI products could be cross-examined and discredited.

Claypoole has served on the Planning Committee of the ABA Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Institute since its inception and was recently appointed vice chair of the ABA President’s Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence.