Managed by a Robot or Microchip? A Legal Overview of Disability Discrimination Caused by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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We live in times where automation technology occupies nearly every part of our lives. There is an app for everything! We can order virtually anything we want on-demand and have it delivered almost immediately. We want things, we want them now, and we want them without giving any thought into the automated process that makes it all happen. This “AI” technology is already used in the workplace behind the scenes to make employees “more efficient” with fewer mistakes as well as in recruitment screening processes. The technology and robotic tedium that makes “buy it now” click purchasing so efficient is now attached to human employees behind the scenes--allegedly making what is already a streamlined process even more efficient. The fact that this “artificial intelligence” has been implemented by employers has sparked an epic debate over efficiency, privacy, employment law concerns, and employee morale.

Join us as we discuss legal updates relating to the widespread adoption of “artificial intelligence” technology and its intersection with the civil rights of people with disabilities. We will explore the impact of AI technology on government and businesses and how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may or may not protect individuals from inadvertent or intentional discrimination caused by computer algorithms created to weed out inefficiency and increase profits. This legal webinar will review applicable law including statutes, case law, and Federal enforcement efforts.

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Diego Demaya JD, Legal Specialist, Southwest ADA Center at ILRU