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Parole decisions. Qualifying for welfare. Parking tickets. Predictions of criminal recidivism. Landlord and tenant disputes. Are we ready for a world in which decisions that have traditionally been made by human judges are made by algorithms? How, if at all, do models of judicial accountability map onto an environment in which rights-allocating decisions are the product of technological processes? Do transparency, reviewability and independence mean that we must always have a "human in the loop"? Drawing on the judicial accountability model of Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, this talk explores how we might confront the need for accountability in legal decisions when humans have delegated the task to algorithms.
BOB TARANTINO is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP, a PhD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, and holds a doctoral scholarship from the International Law Research Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation. His research interests include subjects ranging from open content copyright licensing to applied legal ethics. A frequent panelist and commentator on legal issues, his writing has appeared in peer-reviewed law journals such as the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and the Canadian Bar Review and in publications ranging from the Literary.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
12PM – 1:30PM
140 McLAUGHLIN COLLEGE (SENIOR COMMON ROOM)