Publication of the collective book AI and Law: a Critical Overview edited by Karim Benyekhlef

The Cyberjustice Laboratory and the LexUM Chair in Legal Information are pleased to announce the publication of the collective work AI and Law: a Critical Overview, published by Les éditions Thémis. This book, edited by Professor Karim Benyekhlef, Director of the Laboratory and holder of the LexUM Chair, is the result of an in-depth and critical reflection on AI and law.


This book is the outcome of two scientific events on technocriticism of technoproducts and on providing a panorama of the legal implications of artificial intelligence, themes sharing the goal of identifying, from a diachronic perspective, the socio-legal consequences of technologies and the foundations of their pre-eminence in public discourse. These two aspects of technology are not unrelated since the pre-eminence of a technological narrative of our societies cannot fail to have consequences on law and what law does. In other words, the status our societies give technology and its magical power2 has a contagion effect on law, how law is understood3 and the ways rules are drafted and applied.

Extrait de l'Introduction (Auteur : Karim Benyekhlef)

Table of content

Introduction : AI and Law. A Critical Overview (p. 1) Karim Benyekhlef

Part One AI: A Technological Artefact

A Genealogy of Technocritics (p. 17) François Jarrige

Part Two AI: Ethics and Governance

From Democracy through Law to the Dictatorship of Algorithms? Legal Theory in the Cybernetic Age (p. 47) Stéphane Bernatchez
The Law’s New Language (p.75) Megan Ma
Dangers of Digitizing Due Process (p. 99) Amy J. Schmitz

Part Three AI: Case Studies: From Marketing
and IP to Justice

The Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Marketing Industry: The European Legal Perspective Against Discrimination (p. 141) Ana Maria Corrêa
Content AI: Artificial Intelligence Applications to Intellectual Property Infringement on YouTube (p. 165) Carl “Ott” Lindstrom
Automating Reasoning with Previous Judicial Decisions (p. 189) Hannes Westermann
AI as the Court: Assessing AI Deployment in Civil Cases (p. 213) Erlis Themeli & Stefan Philipsen

This content has been updated on 02/01/2021 at 14 h 47 min.