Artificial Intelligence

Advancing autonomous vehicles to widespread use requires significant testing, and if that testing is performed in real world conditions, safety of third parties must be an ongoing and evolving paramount concern. The March 2018 crash of an Uber Advanced Technologies Group (UATG) autonomous vehicle in Arizona resulted in the death of a pedestrian.  Local and

This post will explain why corporate directors should keep abreast of AI concepts to effectively fulfill their fiduciary duties.

Introduction to AI

In the context of this post, let’s define AI as the use by computer and machine devices of characteristics commonly associated with human intelligence, including reasoning and learning.  Through algorithms, machine learning, or

FDA is taking steps to embrace and enhance innovation in the field of artificial intelligence. It has already permitted the marketing of an AI-based medical device (IDx-DR) to detect certain diabetes-related eye problems, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software designed to detect wrist fractures in adults (OsteoDetect), and most recently, a platform

U.S. states with autonomous vehicle laws

The Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Survey provides a description of latest actions (regulations, executive orders, committee investigations, or the like) regarding autonomous vehicles taken by each U.S. state and territory. The survey also includes analysis of how the position of each state compares to other states.

A wealth of information is available that discusses the intersection of artificial intelligence and the law.  Most people are familiar with the nearly ubiquitous examples of artificial intelligence in daily life such as Siri and the Amazon Echo.

Most lawyers are familiar with existing applications of artificial intelligence such as “computer assisted review”, sometimes called

Robert Campedel

In an “Expert Analysis” piece published by Law360, Eckert Seamans Member Robert Campedel addresses how the rise of autonomous vehicles and the transportation as a service (TaaS) industry are affecting the insurance industry, particularly in regard to product liability coverage. Read the full article on Law360. (Subscription may be

  David Rockman

In an “Insights” piece published by Bloomberg Environment, Eckert Seamans Member David Rockman discusses why artificial intelligence is an emerging issue of great potential interest in the world of environmental law. Read the full article on Bloomberg Environment. (Subscription may be required to access third-party content.)

Steven Kramer

In an “Expert Analysis” piece published by Law360, author Steven Kramer, member-in-charge of Eckert Seamans’ White Plains office, explores unique product liability issues that are coming into play in online marketplaces and companies involved in the transportation as a service, or TaaS, industry. Read the full article on

Welcome to the Artificial Intelligence Law Blog, brought to you by the AI, Robotics, and Autonomous Transportation Systems team at the law firm of Eckert Seamans.

The purpose of this blog is to present legal developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous transportation systems, legal issues on subjects that relate to these