[Guest post ] Law-abiding robots? by Anders Sandberg

[We are happy to cross post!] News media are reporting that the EU is considering turning robots into electronic persons with rights and apparently industry spokespeople are concerned that Brussels’ overzealousness could hinder innovation. The report is far more sedate. It is a draft report, not a bill, with a mixed bag of recommendations to […]

[Guest post ] International Summer School on ‘The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications’ – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

[We are happy to cross post!] First edition of the International Summer School on ‘The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications’, which will be held in Pisa (Tuscany, Italy) from 11th to 16th July, 2016. This unique initiative, funded by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Program, stems from the […]

Review of “AI Ethics and Car Wars” from Prof. Joanna Bryson

The recent investments into Artificial Intelligence of $1,000,000,000 each by Toyota and the a consortium co-chaired by Tesla’s Elon Musk have among other things already swung AI ethics out of Terminator-based hype and Her-based hope into a direction far more practical and socially-oriented. And that’s a good thing, though it may be being done for the wrong reasons. Let’s […]

Robotics: a New Challenge for Security

On March 15, 2016 Giuseppe Vaciago, Member of the Executive Committee of the Tech and Law Center, intervened at the Security Summit in Milan with a presentation on Robotics and Security. The presentation focuses on the possible security risk due to the proliferation in the use of robotics in recent years, for both civilian and military […]

[ITA] I prossimi appuntamenti del Tech and Law Center

Grazie al contributo dei nostri fellow e membri, siamo felici di condividere un programma indicativo dell’attività seminariale che si volgerà durante l’anno. Gli argomenti e i relatori saranno i seguenti: Pierluigi Perri e Alessandro Mantelero: “inquadramento giuridico del privacy officer” (26 Aprile 2016). Paolo Dal Checco ci parlerà di criptovalute e ransomware (Maggio 2016 – […]