Summary of Robots Are People Too

How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our Laws

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Robots Are People Too book summary
Can you sue a robot? What happens if a Google Car runs over your dog? What are the legal and cultural ramifications of artificial intelligence?

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Attorney John Frank Weaver, an expert on artificial intelligence and the law, addresses the emerging legal positives, negatives and complications related to robots and artificial intelligence (AI), both weak and strong. He goes over several distinct arenas of human interaction, one at a time, in a way that allows him to build a cumulative argument. Weaver discusses technological developments in both historical and legal contexts as he analyzes how AI will affect your work and your life. Tech geeks who revel in the potential future of this technology will welcome his humorous riffs on great robots and droids from popular culture. getAbstract recommends Weaver’s informed and sobering consideration of AI to anyone who follows technological trends, economics and future visions of society. It will also intrigue entrepreneurs, investors, and those working in defense and automotive fields, manufacturing, shipping, medicine or home care.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will change society
  • What changes to expect in automobiles, law, medicine and caregiving
  • What questions AI will raise about creativity and privacy
 

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“Strong AI” and “Weak AI”
Mention artificial intelligence (AI), and people imagine machines that think as well as humans or better. The term conjures up science-fiction images, like the computer named HAL from the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey or “the droids from Star...
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About the Author

A specialist in artificial intelligence and the law, John Frank Weaver is an attorney with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton in Portsmouth, NH.


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