December 09, 2020

Visiting Professor Jeremy KiddCatholic Law Visiting Associate Professor Jeremy Kidd has been selected to present a paper of his at the 58th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society in Savannah, Georgia March 11-13, 2021.

Kidd’s paper has been selected for a session on technological advancements and their impact on society. The paper addresses the unique qualities of algorithms and how the law should address them. Comparing and contrasting with another non-human entity—corporations—that have a long-standing tradition of “personhood” under the law, algorithms appear sufficiently different from corporations (corporations are aggregations of present human will, while algorithms are aggregations of past human will) that the rules of corporate personhood would be ill-fitting if applied to algorithms.