A.I. and Machine Learning: The Impact, Limits, and Potential of A.I. - Disini Law Office
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A.I. and Machine Learning: The Impact, Limits, and Potential of A.I.

Over the years, technology has consistently developed  to handle more complicated tasks in pursuit of efficiency and effectiveness. Albeit not as grand as fully-automated robots that have the same level of intelligence and capacity as human beings, artificial intelligence (“A.I.”) is still very much relevant. In today’s technological society, the importance of A.I. continues to increase.

 A.I. refers to a variety of technology that is being used in various fields: from medicine to agriculture, from business systems to the law. Last October 15, 2020, A.I. and Machine Learning: The Impact, Limits, and Potential of A.I., a recent episode of the webinar series Digital Transformation Thursdays (“DTT”), tackled the basics of A.I. and the implications of such technology.

The first speaker, Ralph Regalado, discussed the existence of A.I. in the different fields in the Philippines. He clarified that machines are not made to supplant the actions of human beings, but rather to help humans execute tasks more efficiently. To let the attendees further understand A.I., he discussed the differences  among A.I., machine learning, and deep learning in great depth. Those interested in building systems based on A.I.must learn about the type of technology they are to use as well as understand the data that they handle.

Atty. Lars Serzo from Disini Buted Disini Law discussed, in addition to the basics of machine learning, its existence in the legal context. Lawyers are faced with a long-standing question as to how A.I. is to be treated with regard to liability and responsibility over its actions and decisions. Three main views are advanced: treating A.I. as property, as a semi-autonomous being, or as an autonomous being. Atty. Serzo stressed the importance of preparing for regulation of A.I., but she emphasized that A.I. should not be overregulated. A.I. should be allowed to develop further, but a close eye must be placed on its development as it can shape many of the things we do in the future. 

The webinar was moderated by Atty. JJ Disini of Disini Buted Disini Law. The recording of this session can be accessed on Facebook through the Disini Law Facebook page. To know more about the upcoming Digital Transformation Thursdays webinars, visit https://dtt.ph/.