Robots Are People Too: How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our Laws

Robots Are People Too: How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our Laws

by John Frank Weaver
     
 

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The only book of its kind to look at how our legal system needs to change to accommodate a world in which machines, in addition to people, make decisions.

• Describes court cases, regulations, and statutes that are affected by the technological advances of artificial intelligence

• Eschews overtly technical or legalistic discussions to provide clear,

Overview

The only book of its kind to look at how our legal system needs to change to accommodate a world in which machines, in addition to people, make decisions.

• Describes court cases, regulations, and statutes that are affected by the technological advances of artificial intelligence

• Eschews overtly technical or legalistic discussions to provide clear, accessible information

• Discusses a number of popular, topical, and controversial technologies, providing historical background for each and their legal implications

• Focuses on devices that are already in use to illustrate where the law falls short in governing artificial intelligence and how legal models should be amended

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In this timely book, organized according to Isaac Asimov's 'Three Laws of Robotics,' introduced in 1942, Weaver (attorney) discusses the current and possible future roles of robots and related technologies, and explores the legal aspects of those developments. . . . Recommended." - Choice

"getAbstract recommends Weaver's informed and sobering consideration of AI to anyone who follows technological trends, economics, and future visions of society. It will also intrigue entrepreneurs, investors, and those working in defense and automotive fields, manufacturing, shipping, medicine or home care." - getAbstract

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440829451
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
983,915
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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P. W. Singer
"The questions raised by robots' rise will seem like they are from science fiction, but they are becoming all too real. In Robots Are People Too, John Frank Weaver tackles the legal side of this fascinating new story, from what happens when driverless cars get into an accident to fundamental questions that are being raised for the Constitution itself."

Meet the Author

John Frank Weaver is an attorney with McLane, Graf, Raulerson, and Middleton in Portsmouth, NH.

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