Rise of robots means rethinking our laws

"Similarly compelling questions came from Bryant Walker Smith, a Stanford fellow focused on law and policy related to driverless cars like the one being developed by Google. He presented a paper that explored whether selling such products place "longer and higher" legal duties onto the company."

"West Point's Conti presented his paper, "Do Robots Dream of Electric Laws: An Experiment in the Law as Algorithm" alongside one of his co-authors, Woodrow Hartzog of the Cumberland School of Law. For the experiment, they asked 52 computer programmers to write algorithms to detect traffic violations and issue tickets based on real driving data."