Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy and the Law of Armed Conflict
Liron Shilo is an SJD candidate at Georgetown University Law Center since August 2016. His dissertation is titled: International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Meet Artificial Autonomy: Can We Teach Old Law New Tricks?. Prior to his current doctoral studies, he served as an Assistant State Attorney at the Israel Ministry of Justice, Department of International…
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Regulating emerging technologies is analogous to shooting a rapidly moving target – almost impossible. Technologies such as Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology and Artificial Intelligence evolve on an exponential curve. They introduce numerous novel complexities, both legal and ethical. In the field of biotechnology, Canada took a utilitarian approach that enabled a coherent and equal application of the law on such an evasive field. But is that enough of a lesson to apply to regulating all emerging technologies?