The people, not the robots

Key issues in the regulation of AI
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December 2021, no. 438
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We, the Robots?: Regulating artificial intelligence and the limits of the law by Simon Chesterman

Cambridge University Press, $73.58 hb, 309 pp

The people, not the robots

Key issues in the regulation of AI
by
December 2021, no. 438

The age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has arrived, though not so much an age of sentient robots as one of ubiquitous data collection and analysis fuelling automated decisions, categorisations, predictions, and recommendations in all walks of life. The stakes of AI-enabled decision-making may be as serious as life and death (Spanish police use a system called VioGén to forecast domestic violence) or as trivial as the arrangement of pizza-toppings.

AI is a loose category that describes all kinds of automated decision-making systems. Techniques range from relatively simple logic-based algorithms (if A and B, then C) to complex ‘deep learning’, where brain-like neural networks refine and optimise predictions and categorisations derived from unstructured data.

Henry Fraser reviews 'We, the Robots? Regulating artificial intelligence and the limits of the law' by Simon Chesterman

We, the Robots?: Regulating artificial intelligence and the limits of the law

by Simon Chesterman

Cambridge University Press, $73.58 hb, 309 pp

Buy this book

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