The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law (Excerpt)
Cambridge University Press, 2020
10 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Date Written: 2020
AI and people do not compete on a level-playing field. Self-driving vehicles may be safer than human drivers, but laws often penalize such technology. People may provide superior customer service, but businesses are automating to reduce their taxes. AI may innovate more effectively, but an antiquated legal framework constrains inventive AI. In The Reasonable Robot, Ryan Abbott argues that the law should not discriminate between AI and human behavior and proposes a new legal principle that will ultimately improve human well-being. This work should be read by anyone interested in the rapidly evolving relationship between AI and the law.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Policy, Law and Technology, Intellectual Property Law, Torts, Criminal Law, Tax Policy, Principles of Regulation, Innovation Policy, Future of Work, Technological Neutrality
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