Shawn Bayern, ‘Artificial intelligence and private law’

In focusing on how to regulate artificial intelligence, legal and policy analysts have paid insufficient attention to the fundamental structures of the private law, including contract law and the law of organizational governance. Artificially intelligent systems may already engage with these areas of law in surprising but potentially useful ways. This chapter discusses several possibilities that result from the flexible ability of private legal instruments to assign legal significance to the action of artificially intelligent systems.

Shawn Bayern, ‘Artificial intelligence and private law’ in Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (Woodrow Barfield and Ugo Pagallo eds), Edward Elgar, 28 December 2018. ISBN: 9781786439048. DOI:

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