The RGNUL Student Research Review-Journal is a bi-annual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed, flagship journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. RSRR, in 2017, began with its Blog Series which provides a platform for critically analysing contemporary and unexplored legal issues.
Mishi Choudhary & Associates (MCA) is a boutique law and its expertise extends across wide practice areas and issues related to clients from diverse sectors. Some of the key areas of their focus include technology law, intellectual property, policy and regulatory advisory arbitration and litigation. The firm is distinguished not only for the depth and wide scope of their legal expertise but also for their unmatched experience and international exposure.
Call for Papers
The Editorial Board in association with Mishi Choudhary & Associates seeks to publish its ‘Call for Blogs’ through your website, so as to spread awareness among law students, academicians, and professionals and welcome their contribution to the upcoming edition.
Artificial Intelligence, commonly known as AI, uses computer programs, sophisticated statistics and algorithms to solve problems and automate tasks which, if done by humans, would be considered intelligent. AI is not confined within the bounds of science-fiction literature. It is gradually infiltrating our world and is destined to transform different aspects of our lives.
As the field of law is slowly moving towards digitization from its traditional setup, AI has penetrated the legal field as well. AI can help lawyers by increasing their efficiency to deal with mundane tasks. For instance, Advanced Natural Language Processing capabilities are used by AI to review and redline contracts with increased accuracy. Sophisticated AI enabled software programs, such as ROSS Intelligence, can make legal research easier.
Such softwares have application even in sectors like the Agricultural Sector, for crop and soil monitoring, and the Aviation sector, for creating computer-simulated pilots.
However, the emergence of AI raises several epistemic questions about fairness, accountability, transparency, and independent rights and responsibilities of the technology itself. Few white papers, such as the Report on the Artificial Intelligence Task Force and NITI Aayog’s National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, have discussed the impact of AI on different sectors and delved into these questions.
It remains to be seen whether AI will disrupt the legal profession or aid in the advancement of the field. The capacity of AI to form a contract, the criminal liability of AI and the possibility of AI replacing lawyers are issues that concern legal practitioners and law framers.
With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been forced into a digital ground. Due to this, our dependence on AI has substantially increased and will continue to increase. The inexplicability of the algorithms and their working makes attribution of liability a difficult task.
Huge legislative vacuum pervades, internationally as well as in India, which further creates a strenuous atmosphere for the growth of this disruptive technology. Owing to the lack of laws related to AI and multiple privacy concerns arising thereto, venturing into this arena would require thorough research and academic discussions.
Therefore, this Blog Series aims to critically analyse legal and regulatory policy considerations for AI and law, as well as explore
possible hurdles and challenges, in order to create a safe transition to an era characterized by AI.
Ethical Quandaries Around the Adoption and Use of Artificially Intelligent Technologies
Challenges by AI: How Prepared Does India Find Itself?
Attribution of liability on AI
Artificially Intelligent Systems: How to Tackle Biases?
Privacy in an AI-driven Era
AI and Machine Learning: Recipe for Overarching Surveillance?
Rewarding Copyrightable and Patentable Creations by AI Systems
Role of India in International Dialogue Amidst the Militarization of AI
AI as a tool for information corruption
Legal Personality of AI
Note: Kindly refer to the brochure for the sub-themes.
The submissions are, however, not restricted to the aforementioned sub-themes, provided they fall within the ambit of the main theme.
How to Submit?
The manuscripts must be e-mailed to submissionsrslr[at]rgnul.ac.in.
The subject of the e-mail should be titled “Submission for RSRR Blog Series: Artificial Intelligence and Law”.
Mishi Choudhary & Associates will be conducting the Peer Review of the submissions.
E-Certificate of Publication will be provided under the name of RSRR and Mishi Choudhary & Associates.
Deadline: The last date of submission is 26th August 2020.
All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
Referencing: Manuscripts must include hyperlinks for relevant legal sources and other information, including any judgments, laws, treaties or other legal texts which are mentioned. Relevant legal sources that cannot be accessed online may be endnoted. The endnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced. A recognized, uniform style of citation is necessary for acceptance.
Margins: Left 1 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch, and Bottom 1 Inch.
Word limit for each post is 1500-2100 words (exclusive of endnotes).
Authors are required to provide an abstract of 100-150 word along with keywords that represent the essence of the submission. The abstract is to be submitted along with the article itself.
The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter, in the mail body itself, specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and email for future reference. [Authors are requested to not put their name anywhere in the main manuscript].
All entries should be submitted in .doc/.docx format.
Co-authorship of a maximum of 2 persons is permitted.
Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with RGNUL Student Research Review.
Mishi Choudhary & Associates do not seek copyright of the blogs. However, there is a requirement of CC by SA License from the authors while submitting the blog.
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