Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law
An engaging exploration of legal and ethical issues arising from developments in AI and robotics
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Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law is a call to students, lawyers, technologists, academics, regulators and others to engage with the issues raised by new developments in these technologies. The authors take a systematic approach to defining the field and the many terms of art that have come to distinguish it. By doing so, they add to the creation of a consistent common language through which all parties can converse.
Theoretically rich, the book engages with socio-technical changes caused by developments in artificial intelligence and robotics, while identifying critical ethical and legal issues. It explains the application of law to new circumstances in areas such as tort, criminal and contract law, in addition to exploring the need for general law reform and technology-specific regulation.
While written from an Australian perspective, the authors add relevant examples from other jurisdictions, recognising the global impact and boundary-free nature of artificial intelligence. The authors explore several theoretical frameworks to clarify regulatory approaches to new technologies. They explain the theoretical underpinnings of law and regulation through which they explore the most critical areas affected by this area, including automated decision-making, privacy, liability and insurance, competition and consumer law, and the future of work.
The book is highly relevant to legal practitioners grappling with the law as it applies to these new technologies, regulators whose fields intersect with automated decision-making and robotics, and academics. It is invaluable for students seeking to understand the many legal and regulatory issues involved in this dynamic and challenging area.
- Comprehensive, wide-ranging and accessible discussion
- Examines the Australian legal position
- Covers both theory and practical application
- Relevant for both practitioners and students
Table of contents
- The Technological Landscape — Enter AI and Robotics
- Of AI, Robots, Trust and Norms
- An Introduction to New Technologies and the Law — Conceptual Frameworks
- AI and Robots Meet Law
- Automated Decision-Making
- Liability and Insurance
- Competition and Consumer Law
- The Future of Work
- Targeted Regulation
- Concluding Thoughts