Should an artificial intelligence be allowed to get a patent?

Guest post by Ronald Yu Whether or not an artificial intelligence (AI) ought to be granted patent rights is a timely dilemma given the increasing proliferation of AI in the workplace. AI technology has been applied effectively in medical advancements, psycholinguistics, and tourism and food preparation. Even a film written by an AI recently debuted […]

[TLC Interview] On Technical Challenges in Machine Ethics: An Interview with Ronald C. Arkin

Abstract Machine ethics offers an alternative solution for artificial intelligence (AI) safety governance. In order to mitigate risks in human-robot interactions, robots will have to comply with humanity’s ethical and legal norms, once they’ve merged into our daily life with highly autonomous capability. In terms of technical challenges, there are still many open questions in […]

[TLC Interview] The Quest for Roboethics: An interview with Prof. Rafael Capurro

Abstract As a pioneer of Information Ethics, Prof. Capurro had created “The Quest for Roboethics: A Survey” and spontaneously updated relevant information about ethical issues in robotics since 2010. He had participated many key European projects such as ETHICBOTS (2005-2008), ETICA (2009-2012), and CA-RoboCom which was a candidate project of EU FET Flagship initiatives. Besides, Prof. Capurro […]

[TLC Interview] How to Regulate Robot Ethics? Interview with Prof. Joanna J. Bryson

Abstract:In April 2016, British Standards Institution (BSI) published the world’s first ethical standard for the design, produce, selling, and usage in social robots – “BS 8611: 2016Robots and robotic devices”. BS 8611 gives guidelines to identify ethical hazards and reduce associatedrisks into an acceptable level. Its role could be crucial for ensuring emerging human-robot relationships. […]

When robots become art – Interview with Mr. Yi-Wei Keng

Abstract: How can robotics help to enhance the development of modern arts? Japan’s famous playwright, stage director Oriza Hirata and leading roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro launched the “Robot Theatre Project” at Osaka University to explore the boundary between human-robot interactions through many robot theater. Their work includes Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”, Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, and […]

[ITA] Convegno Annuale di Informatica Giuridica

Giovedì 24 novembre 2015 alle 9.30 nell’Aula Magna del Collegio Ghislieri si terrà il convegno annuale di informatica giuridica “Vostro Onore, sono il frigo! L’IoT alla sbarra…(Problemi tecnico-giuridici con gli oggetti intelligenti)”, organizzato dall’Università di Pavia-Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e dal Ghislieri, in collaborazione con Tech and Law. Per maggiori informazioni sull’evento, cliccare qui.