November 01, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and the Law : More Questions Than Answers?

By Kay Firth-Butterfield

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be everywhere. It will ensure our world runs smoothly and our every need is met. In its not very intelligent form, it is here already in our cars, smartphones, search engines, and translation and personal assistants; in our homes in the form of robot cleaners and lawnmowers; on the street helping with surveillance, traffic monitoring, and policing; and even in condoms and sex dolls—the list is extensive and growing. AI beats us at the game of Go, even creating moves that we humans have failed to notice in hundreds of years of play; and it wins at poker, a game that requires players to perfect the art of bluff.

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