Law and Autonomous Machines

Law and Autonomous Machines : The Co-Evolution of Legal Responsibility and Technology

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This book sets out a possible trajectory for the co-development of legal responsibility on the one hand and artificial intelligence and the machines and systems driven by it on the other.

As autonomous technologies become more sophisticated it will be harder to attribute harms caused by them to the humans who design or work with them. This will put pressure on legal responsibility and autonomous technologies to co-evolve. Mark Chinen illustrates how these factors strengthen incentives to develop even more advanced systems, which in turn inspire nascent calls to grant legal and moral status to autonomous machines.

This book is a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners of legal doctrine, ethics and autonomous technologies, as well as legislators and policy makers, and engineers and designers who are interested in the broader implications of their work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786436582
  • 9781786436580
  • 1,450,139

Table of contents

Contents: Preface PART I THE RISE OF AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGIES AND CURRENT LAW 1. The emerging challenge 2. Existing law and other forms of governance PART II INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP RESPONSIBILITY 3. Individual responsibility 4. The legal and moral responsibility of groups PART III REIMAGINING RESPONSIBILITY AND THE RESPONSIBLE AGENT 5. Reframing responsibility 6. Altering the responsible agent PART IV ETHICAL AI 7. Law-abiding machines and systems 8. Moral machines and systems 9. Machines and systems as legal and moral subjects PART V CONCLUSIONS 10. Trigger events Index
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About Mark Chinen

Mark Chinen, Seattle University, School of Law, US
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