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Advanced Introduction to Law and Artificial Intelligence

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Advanced Introduction to Law and Artificial Intelligence

9781789905144 Edward Elgar Publishing
Woodrow Barfield, Professor Emeritus, USA Editor, Virtual Reality Journal and Ugo Pagallo, Professor, Department of Law, University of Turin, Italy
Publication Date: October 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 514 4 Extent: c 232 pp
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.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

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.

Key features include:
• a critical insight into human rights and constitutional law issues which may be affected by the use of AI
• discussion of the concept of legal personhood and how the law might respond as AI evolves in intelligence
• an introduction to current laws and statutes which apply to AI and an identification of the areas where future challenges to the law may arise.

This Advanced Introduction is ideal for law and social science students with an interest in how the law applies to AI. It also provides a useful entry point for legal practitioners seeking an understanding of this emerging field.
Contents
Contents: Introduction to Law and Artificial Intelligence 1. Definitions, Actors, Concepts 2. Human Rights Considerations 3. Constitutional Law Issues 4. Legal Personality and Artificial Intelligence 5. Issues of Data Protection 6. Tort Law Approaches 7. Criminal Law 8. Copyright Law 9. Patent Law 10. Business Law, Antitrust, and Trade Secrets 11. Looking Ahead: Towards a Law of Artificial Intelligence Index


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