Brittan Heller

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Brittan Heller is a fellow at the Atlantic Council Digital Forensics Research Lab, studying XR’s connection to law and society. She practices international law, lectures at Stanford University, and is an affiliate at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center. Heller serves on the World Economic Forum’s Metaverse Governance Initiative steering committee. From 2019-2020, she was an inaugural AI and Technology Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, proposing a human rights-centric approach to XR, biometrics, and privacy.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Courts, and Real Harms

How does new technology like GAI and extended reality (XR) potentially help or harm legal processes? While courts may benefit from applying GAI and XR, they should be wary of applying them in certain cases where significant life, liberty, and property interests are at stake and ensure that such tech does not replace human discretion.