Potential Legal Issues Involving AI Technology

Judge Megan Goldish
1 min readFeb 6, 2024

The legal implications of artificial intelligence (AI) are relatively new issues for legal professionals. AI can impact virtually every industry, and the extent of that impact is not yet understood.

Generative AI and machine learning (ML) are particularly complex problem areas. Automation is a cost-effective means of improving the efficiency of certain jobs. However, fully automated systems without human oversight pose serious privacy and cybersecurity risks.

AI’s complicity or failure to prevent cyber attacks is only the tip of the iceberg in potential legal issues. AI art was a controversial topic in 2023, especially when AI imitated the styles or works of human artists.

Liability concerns must also be taken into account. Many drivers and pedestrians have been injured or killed as a result of accidents with self-driving cars that use AI. In 2023, GM issued a recall of nearly 1,000 driverless cars.

The full scope of AI and related legal implications are difficult to overstate. Legal issues will arise in areas as diverse as national security and intellectual property.

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Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Megan Goldish