Yale Law School Events

August 14, 2020

August 14 Friday

Virtual Cyber Policy Talk:The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

  • 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Zoom

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.

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