Law Must Catch Up with Rise of Robotics

"A new article calls for the law to catch up with robotic technology. Ryan Calo, assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Law, says it’s time laws reflect the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence.

“Technology has not stood still. The same private institutions that developed the Internet, from the armed forces to search engines, have initiated a significant shift toward robotics and artificial intelligence,” writes Calo in “Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw.” Published in the June edition of the California Law Review, the article is one of the first to discuss the relationship between law, robotics and AI. It builds on his 2014 call for the creation of a federal robotics commission."