network-782707_640

September 7, 2016-The Internet of Broken Things

On 7 September at 10 at Politecnico di Milano in Aula De Donato, Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci, 32, in Milan, Tech and Law Center is pleased to co-organize the event titled “The Internet of Broken Things”. The Internet of Things is upon us: by 2020, estimates say over 50 billion devices will be connected to […]

robot

[Guest post ] Law-abiding robots? by Anders Sandberg

[We are happy to cross post!] News media are reporting that the EU is considering turning robots into electronic persons with rights and apparently industry spokespeople are concerned that Brussels’ overzealousness could hinder innovation. The report is far more sedate. It is a draft report, not a bill, with a mixed bag of recommendations to […]

robot1

[Guest post ] International Summer School on ‘The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications’ – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

[We are happy to cross post!] First edition of the International Summer School on ‘The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications’, which will be held in Pisa (Tuscany, Italy) from 11th to 16th July, 2016. This unique initiative, funded by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Program, stems from the […]

14872794(1)

Review of “AI Ethics and Car Wars” from Prof. Joanna Bryson

The recent investments into Artificial Intelligence of $1,000,000,000 each by Toyota and the a consortium co-chaired by Tesla’s Elon Musk have among other things already swung AI ethics out of Terminator-based hype and Her-based hope into a direction far more practical and socially-oriented. And that’s a good thing, though it may be being done for the wrong reasons. Let’s […]