Advanced Introduction to Law and Artificial Intelligence

Elgar Advanced Introductions series

Woodrow Barfield has served as professor of engineering and is currently editor of the Virtual Reality journal and is a review editor for Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Ugo Pagallo, Professor, Department of Law, University of Turin, Italy

Woodrow Barfield and Ugo Pagallo present a succinct introduction to the legal issues related to the design and use of artificial intelligence (AI). Exploring human rights, constitutional law, data protection, criminal law, tort law, and intellectual property law, they consider the laws of a number of jurisdictions including the US, the European Union, Japan, and China, making reference to case law and statutes.

‘This book provides an authoritative introduction into the specific legal topics covered, and a springboard into further research, and will prove a useful resource for its intended audience.’
– Stephanie Falconer, Law in Context

‘A much needed comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the law of AI, a must read for all ICT lawyers!’
– Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna and European University Institute, Italy

2020 208 pp Paperback 978 1 78990 514 4 £15.95 £12.76 $24.95 $19.96
2020 208 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 512 0 £85.00 £76.50 $120.00 $108.00

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