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Rebecca Crootof

Research Scholar & Lecturer in Law

Yale Law School



Artificial Intelligence Consumer Technology Cybersecurity International Policy Law Military National Security

Dr. Crootof's primary areas of research include torts, international law, and technology law; her written work explores questions stemming from the iterative relationship between law and technology, often in light of social changes sparked by increasingly autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, robotics, and the Internet of Things. She teaches Technology Law, a course that identifies the various ways both domestic and international legal regimes respond to and shape technological development, and the Law and Artificial Intelligence reading group. Dr. Crootof earned a B.A. cum laude in English with a minor in Mathematics at Pomona College; a J.D. at Yale Law School; and a PhD at Yale Law School, where she graduated as a member of the first class of PhDs in law awarded in the United States. She is a member of the New York Bar and is a member of the Center for New American Security's Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security.

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Keywords: law, AI, artificial intelligence, AWS, autonomous weapon systems, IoT, internet of things, cybersecurity, cyberoperations, cyberattack, cyberwarfare, IHL, international humanitarian law, human rights law, torts, treaties