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Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence

January 23, 2019

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
World Exchange Plaza 100 Queen Street, Ste. 1300 Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 1J9

Join us on January 23rd as we invite Jacob Turner to discuss his book about why AI is unique, what legal and ethical problems it could cause, and how we can address them. It argues that AI is unlike any other previous technology, owing to its ability to take decisions independently and unpredictably. This gives rise to three issues: Responsibility - who is liable if AI causes harm? Rights - are there moral or pragmatic grounds for giving rights to robots? And Ethics - how should AI make choices, and are there any decisions it should not take?

Jacob Turner is a barrister and author. He has acted for sovereign states including Argentina, Greece, Russia and Iraq. Jacob has previously worked in the legal department of a country's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, and as a speechwriter to its Ambassador. He is a former law clerk to Lord Mance in the UK Supreme Court.


11:45 a.m. – Registration

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Presentation (lunch provided)

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