Levin College of Law
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Artificial Intelligence, Big Tech, and First Amendment

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 2

This class deals with the emerging promise and threat posed by AI-generated content, focusing on the application of constitutional principles governing free expression to that content. As the title of the course suggests, you will learn basic principles of First Amendment Law, but you will also learn how those principles interact with tort law and criminal law. Topics include how to address AI-generated speech that invades privacy, defames, threatens, or incites, or perpetuates bias and discrimination. We will also examine the use of AI in journalism, discuss the role of AI in magnifying disinformation in a way that may undermine democracy, and we will examine the constitutionality, practicality, and wisdom of proposals for Big Tech regulations designed to help address the nascent threats AI poses.