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UND Law’s Nikola Datzov to deliver September lecture for Dakota Digital Discussions

Nikola Datzov

Nikola Datzov, assistant professor at the UND School of Law, will present “Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Our World: Are We Ready?” as part of the Dakota Digital Academy’s lecture series on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.

A link to join the webinar is available via Microsoft Teams, and is also accessible via call-in (+1 701-409-8507,,585712504# – Phone Conference ID: 585 712 504#).

The discussion will focus on the three pressing legal questions that have emerged regarding artificial intelligence and remain largely unanswered. First, who will be legally responsible when AI causes injury? Second, how will we protect the immense value of AI innovation? Third, how will we balance the competing interests of AI’s societal benefits with its societal costs, such as reduced individual privacy?

Datzov teaches courses on intellectual property, torts, remedies and conflict of laws. His research and scholarship focus on patent law, artificial intelligence, innovation and the intersection of different areas of intellectual property law.

The Dakota Digital Discussions series is an offspring of the Dakota Digital Academy. The DDA was formed to help students and professionals develop and upskill cyber knowledge and skills. Programs, courses and certificate programs are delivered collaboratively and online through the 11 NDUS institutions and five Tribal Colleges, and more information can be found here.