The short answer to the question "who is responsible if AI fails," is whoever owns it. We don't need to make it more complicated than that. If someone else contributed to negligence that AI is involved with, they may share in the liability. But tort law is sufficiently evolved to deal with this. Let's not… Continue reading Let’s not overthink it.
So now we're putting neanderthal brains in crab robots. Because reasons. I think that at this point it's pretty clear that the answer to the question that this blog poses, is the law going to be ready for artificial intelligence, is nope, not a chance, that ship has sailed.
This "shitty distraction" https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611487/this-ai-program-could-beat-you-in-an-argumentbut-it-doesnt-know-what-its-saying/ doesn't make things easier in the considerations about where intent lies. If the AI does not know what it means when it says things, then until it does, how is intent imputed in the law of contract? If this is the space we are operating in, then it strikes me that if AI… Continue reading Underneath the one you know
One sentence in this interview with Paul Triolo of Eurasia Group caught my attention: "The government role at present on AI development in general has been to take a hands-off approach to regulation, and encourage innovation." Interesting. But I'm not sure I believe that. I'm not a big proponent of excess regulation but I'm inclined to… Continue reading Two perspectives on AI regulation
This project Autonomy Through Cyberjustice Technologies just launched. It is out of the University of Montreal with a major grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The working groups and subprojects are very thorough; the scope is well considered. I had two questions. First, what massively distruptive AI techology are we talking about in the… Continue reading Autonomy Through Cyberjustice Technologies
Great question. If you are going to regulate it, which is a lot of what this blog intends to be about, or if you even hope to be able to grapple with it in legislation, you are going to have to be able to name it. As far as I can tell, this is the… Continue reading A legal definition of AI?
I attended the London AI Summit last week. Really good event. A lot of speakers thinking about what is coming next. But a couple of things stood out to me. First, whenever I asked exhibitors what was the "intelligence" part of their AI product, I got a lot of blank looks. I know, I was being a… Continue reading AI Summit 2018