Regulating Artificial Intelligence
"The book is quite readable ... . It discusses the issues in detail and includes loads of references as footnotes, as perhaps one would expect from such a 'legal' book. A recommended read for anyone working in advanced AI or robotics." (M Sasikumar, Computing Reviews, January 8, 2020) "This is a text that is highly recommended and deserves a place on the bookshelf of every legislator." (David Harel, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, Vol.16, 2019) "It's a well-written book that comes across as highly accessible so that an interested reader from any background could understand the topics and follow his arguments, but there is enough depth in there for a specialist in the subject." (Tom Dent-Spargo, The Robotics Law Journal, April 1, 2019) "Jacob Turner argues convincingly that thanks to its ability to make decisions independently and sometimes unpredictably, AI is unique in the sort of practical and ethical problems it can throw up." (Dominic Lenton, Engineering and Technology Magazine, February 18, 2019) "Jacob Turner is a persuasive chap. When I opened Robot Rules, I was instinctively hostile to the idea that the fast-developing field of artificial intelligence ... . Nearly 400 pages on, my opinions have changed. ... the author carefully and authoritatively makes the case that AI presents novel problems for which current legal systems are inadequately equipped." (Michael Cross, Law Society Gazette, December 7, 2018) "This book provides a roadmap for a new set of regulations. It asks not just what the rules should be, but who should shape them and how they can be upheld. ... Robot Rules provides guidance to lawyers, computer scientists, engineers, ethicists, policy-makers, and all those who want to participate in this task." (Phys.org, November, 2018)
Jacob Turner is a lawyer and author based in the UK. He has acted for sovereign states such as Argentina, Greece, Russia and Iraq. Turner holds law degrees from Oxford University, UK, and Harvard University, USA, and has lectured at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, and King's College London. He has previously worked as a speechwriter for a UN Ambassador and as a clerk to a UK Supreme Court Justice.
1. Introduction.- 2. Unique features of AI.- 3. Responsibility for AI.- 4. Robot Rights.- 5. General Systems for Regulation of AI.- 6. Controlling the Creators: Regulation of Humans.- 7. Controlling the Creations: Regulation of AI itself.