Abbot on the Reasonable Robot

Ryan Abbot (University of Surrey School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles – David Geffen School of Medicine) has posted an excerpt from his book “The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law” on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

AI and people do not compete on a level-playing field. Self-driving vehicles may be safer than human drivers, but laws often penalize such technology. People may provide superior customer service, but businesses are automating to reduce their taxes. AI may innovate more effectively, but an antiquated legal framework constrains inventive AI. In The Reasonable Robot, Ryan Abbott argues that the law should not discriminate between AI and human behavior and proposes a new legal principle that will ultimately improve human well-being. This work should be read by anyone interested in the rapidly evolving relationship between AI and the law.