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Is there any indication of cost effectiveness and / or life preservation by the use of drone strikes?
CIS Affiliate Scholar Ryan Calo is quoted in this All Things Considered piece on Apple's decision to block a drone-tracking app due to objectionable content. As Ryan explains, Apple can select the apps it sells, but he adds that "in these kinds of borderline examples, they ought to be finding in favor of free speech, just as good corporate citizens setting an example worldwide." Read more about Drone-Tracking App Gets No Traction From Apple
Robots are unquestioningly getting more sophisticated by the year, and as a result, are becoming an indelible part of our daily lives. But as we start to increase our interactions and dependance on robots, an important question needs to be asked: What would happen if a robot actually committed a crime, or even hurt someone — either deliberately or by mistake? Read more about Who should pay when your robot breaks the law?
Analyst Bryant Walker Smith of Stanford Law School opines that Google vehicles have to cover 750,000 miles in order to gain the necessary trust with governmental authorities, as well as drivers of cars and the public. Read more about Google: Selbstlenkende Autos legen 300.000 Meilen unfallfrei zurück
Good thing robotic cars have nerves of steel: they’re officially on the receiving end of a political attack ad that makes the technology look like a frightening menace to Florida’s elderly voters. Read more about Political ad drives fear of driverless cars
“We have moved to cars that have millions of lines of code and advanced systems that will think about where you want to go and will change the brakes and steering to allow you to actually get there,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a legal fellow at Stanford University working on the law and policy of autonomous vehicles. “So we’re far along on the spectrum of automation.” Read more about Self-Driving Cars: Coming Soon to a Highway Near You