The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has made tremendous advances in the last few decades, but as smart as AI is now, it is getting exponentially smarter and becoming more autonomous in its actions. This raises a host of challenges to current legal doctrine, including whether the output of AI entities should count as 'speech', the extent to which AI should be regulated under antitrust and criminal law statutes, and whether AI should be considered an independent agent and responsible for its actions under the law of tort or agency. Containing chapters written by leading U.S., EU, and International law scholars, the Research Handbook presents current law, statutes, and regulations on the role of law in an age of increasingly smart AI, addressing issues of law that are critical to the evolution of AI and its role in society.
To provide a broad coverage of the topic, the Research Handbook draws upon free speech doctrine, criminal law, issues of data protection and privacy, legal rights for increasingly smart AI systems, and a discussion of jurisdiction for AI entities that will not be "content" to stay within the geographical boundaries of any nation state or be tied to a particular physical location. Using numerous examples and case studies, the chapter authors discuss the political and jurisdictional decisions that will have to be made as AI proliferates into society and transforms our government and social institutions. The Research Handbook will also introduce designers of artificially intelligent systems to the legal issues that apply to the make-up and use of AI from the technologies, algorithms, and analytical techniques.
This essential guide to the U.S., EU, and other International law, regulations, and statutes which apply to the emerging field of "law and AI" will be a valuable reference for scholars and students interested in information and intellectual property law, privacy, and data protection as well as to legal theorists and social scientists who write about the future direction and implications of AI. The Research Handbook will also serve as an important reference for legal practitioners in different jurisdictions who may litigate disputes involving AI, and to computer scientists and engineers actively involved in the design and use of the next generation of AI systems.
Contributors: W. Barfield, S. Bayern, S.J. Blodgett-Ford, R.G.A. Bone, T. Burri, A. Chin, J.A. Cubert, M. de Cock Buning, S. De Conca, S-.A. Elvy, A. Ezrachi, R. Leenes, Y. Lev-Aretz, A.R. Lodder, R.P. Loui, T.M. Massaro, L.T. McCarty, J.O. McGinnis, F. Moslein, H. Norton, N. Packin, U. Pagallo, S. Quattrocolo, W. Samore, F. Shimpo, M.E. Stucke, R. van den Hoven van Genderen, L. Vertinsky, A. von Ungern-Sternberg, J.F. Weaver, Y-.H. Weng, I. Wildhaber.
Edited by Woodrow Barfield, Professor Emeritus, USA Editor, Virtual Reality Journal and Ugo Pagallo, Professor, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy.