For once living up to the 1980s-movie-sense of our name, we’re talking about robots. How should the law treat robots? What do we analogize to, the law of traditional machines? Animals? Something else? How should that law be “made,” by courts or by legislatures? And how does the Constitution interact with artificial intelligence? When a robot writes a novel is it “speech?” In a special Short Circuit, we look into all of these questions with our guest Ed Walters, founder and CEO of Fastcase, and an adjunct professor who teaches robot and artificial intelligence law at Georgetown Law School.

Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/short-circuit-163_otter.ai_.pdf
Copyrighting all the melodies to avoid accidental-infringement, https://www.ted.com/talks/damien_riehl_copyrighting_all_the_melodies_to_avoid_accidental_infringement
I, Robot, http://ekladata.com/-Byix64G_NtE0xI4A6PA1–o1Hc/Asimov-Isaac-I-Robot.pdf
Ed Walters: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/edward-j-walters/
Anthony Sanders: https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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