Friend or foe? How artificial intelligence is challenging the law’s approach to art

For lawyers advising artists and art-related businesses, they should consider that today, AI and the law are mainly foes. However, it is only a matter of time — and legislative intervention perhaps — before the law embraces the benefits of AI.

  • AI is proving to be a useful tool for authenticating artwork
  • AI findings have not (yet) been admitted as expert evidence in legal cases involving the authenticity of artworks
  • Questions around reliability and the amount of weight to be given to AI findings are yet to be addressed by a court or statute
  • If AI findings were admitted as expert evidence, they would likely be considered in addition to, rather than instead of, more traditional methods of authentication

Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before the admission of machine learning findings is tested in court. How this will affect proceedings involving the authentication of art is yet to be determined.

Source: LexisNexis






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