Book IT talk, The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Join Chicago-Kent College of Law for an upcoming BookIT talk with Ryan Abbott, author of “The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law.” The virtual event will take place on March 26 from Noon- 1 p.m.

Registration for the event is required. A link to the online book talk will be sent to attendees the day before the event by 5 p.m. CST. Click here to register

About the book

AI and people do not compete on a level-playing field. Self-driving vehicles may be safer than human drivers, but laws often penalize such technology. People may provide superior customer service, but businesses are automating to reduce their taxes. AI may innovate more effectively, but an antiquated legal framework constrains inventive AI. In The Reasonable Robot, Ryan Abbott argues that the law should not discriminate between AI and human behavior and proposes a new legal principle that will ultimately improve human well-being. This work should be read by anyone interested in the rapidly evolving relationship between AI and the law.

About the author

Ryan Abbott, MD, JD, MTOM, PhD, is Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the School of Law, University of Surrey, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA. A physician and patent attorney, Abbott’s research on law and technology has helped shape the international dialogue on these topics. He has served as an expert for the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Commission, and the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Abbott also spearheaded the first patent applications to disclose inventions made autonomously by an AI. In 2019, he was named one of the top 50 in Intellectual Property by Managing IP magazine.

The event is sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Center for Design, Law & Technology c∆, which promotes research, scholarship, and instruction at the intersection of creativity, technology, design, and the law.