Ryan Calo on “Robotics and the New Cyberlaw”

Robotics and the New Cyberlaw
Ryan Calo

Ryan Calo

Ryan Calo

The ascendance of the Internet wrought great changes to society and launched a movement among legal academics known as cyberlaw.  The themes of this movement reflect the essential qualities of the Internet—connectivity, community, and control.  Even as the law adapts, technology has not stood still.  The same government and hobbyists that developed the Internet, and the handful of private companies that have come to characterize it, have begun a massive shift toward robotics and artificial intelligence.  Lawmakers pass laws on drones and driverless cars.  Robotics, meanwhile, has a different set of essential qualities—embodiment, emergence, and social meaning.  The coming years will be marked by a new and distinct struggle, one in which academics and policymakers strive to develop a theoretical and doctrinal infrastructure capable of integrating this exciting new technology.

Ryan Calo will present “Robotics and the New Cyberlaw” with discussant David Post on Saturday, April 5th at 11:30 AM at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

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