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CodeX Speaker Series: Eran Kahana


January 20, 2010 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Room 95

    CodeX: Stanford Center for Computers and the Law presents "Modeling and Implementing the Autonomous Intelligent Cyber Entity," a presentation by Eran Kahana.

    The Autonomous Intelligent Cyber Entity (AiCE) CodeX project models and examines the broad spectrum of legal and commercial issues surrounding the implementation of hyper-intelligent software code that has independent decision-making and computational law capabilities. AiCE’s functional scope is wide-ranging, limited only by what humans will be comfortable with allowing it to perform. It is able to, for instance, evaluate, negotiate, execute and monitor performance of (online) contracts. In that capacity, it can behave as a human party is expected to (including acting as an agent) yet it is unhampered by variables that ail humans, such as those that lead to complications and uncertainty relative to consent and effective post-execution performance monitoring. Using AiCE also raises numerous questions and challenges. A sampling of these will be discussed, and a conceptual preview of a novel legal framework called the “Uniform AiCE Commercial Transactions Act” (UATA) will be offered as a vehicle by which to resolve them.

    Eran Kahana is senior corporate counsel and chair of intellectual property at DataCard Corporation and a fellow at the Stanford Center for Computers and the Law (CodeX). His main area of practice is e-commerce, intellectual property and complex international commercial agreements. Eran is a frequent speaker at CLE events on issues such as e-commerce, IP licensing, international law, general contract law, privacy and security and has authored a number of articles in those areas.

    Lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public; registration requested. For more information, please contact

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