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Stay on the cutting edge. Artificial Intelligence ("AI") is not just coming, it's here. Robots already are working in the construction industry, and workers are wearing artificial intelligence. Attend "Rise of The Machines: Artificial Intelligence in Construction Virtual Seminar" on February 16 to learn more about the use of AI today, potential liability issues, contract risk transfer, and new legal theories.

Earn up to 3.25 hours of CLE credit while learning about this hot topic.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Time (Central Time)Program
9:00 a.m.Welcome Remarks

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Michael P. Sams
, Kenney & Sams PC, Boston, MA
Holly C. Whitlock-Glave, HeplerBroom LLC, Crystal Lake, IL
9:05 a.m.The Machines are Coming - New Technological Advances/Trends in Construction

The days of robots, autonomous equipment, and other artificial intelligence working on construction projects is here! In this session, you’ll learn the newest trends in artificial intelligence and other technological advances in construction, as well as see them in action through video highlights. This session will focus on how these trends are changing the construction industry, the unique challenges artificial intelligence is aiming to solve, and anticipated trends into the future.

Brian D’Andrade, PhD, PE, Exponent Inc., Bowie, MD
Adam Dershowitz, PhD, PE, Exponent Inc., New York, NY
9:30 a.m.We’re Not Droning On

The construction industry is the fastest growing commercial consumer of drones. Contractors’ primary uses of drones include real-time data collection, aerial surveillance, communication, site planning, quality control, bidding, and jobsite risk mitigation/safety. This session will address drone legislation, recent litigation, contract considerations, protocols, and risks associated with the use of drones in construction.

Brett Geschke, SmithAmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL
10:00 a.m.Artificial Intelligence Legislation and Litigation

As artificial intelligence use increases, federal and state governments have recognized the need for new legislation, recently proposing laws that outline future regulations and programs for technological advances. In addition, litigation involving artificial intelligence has begun finding its way to our courts. This session will address proposed federal legislation and recently passed state legislation regarding artificial intelligence, and pending litigation involving artificial intelligence.

Holly C. Whitlock-Glave, HeplerBroom LLC, Crystal Lake, IL
Hillary L. Weigle, SmithAmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL
10:40 a.m.BREAK
10:45 a.m.It’s a Brave New World - Potential New Parties/New Theories with AI

With new technology comes new duties, new problems, and new liability. What is coming for our clients? Who will we target to pass on liability? This session focuses on what to reasonably anticipate in terms of new liability theories, potential liability theories, with discussions on who might be targeted.

Danielle M. Waltz, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Charleston, WV
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Guardians of the Galaxy: Protecting Construction Clients from AI Claims

New liability creates the need for protections. Those shields may be multifaceted. The panel will discuss relevant contractual provisions, indemnification, and insurance coverage for artificial intelligence issues.

Michael P. Sams, Kenney & Sams PC, Boston, MA
Aleen R. Tiffany, HeplerBroom LLC, Chicago, IL
Diana M. Gerstberger, Arch Insurance Group, Alpharetta, GA