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RegNet PhD scholar on the rights and responsibilities of AI

17th January 2017

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Between 1998 and 2004, Gary lectured and researched in Intellectual Property Law. He also undertook related consultancy and training for a variety of private and public sector clients across the EU.

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A recent European Union report argues for a type of legal status for advanced forms of AI, and for the development of regulations governing the use and creation of robots and AI. In this interview with ABC news radio, RegNet PhD scholar Gary Lea discusses with Cathy Bell the potential rights and responsibilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential risks surrounding the increasing role AI has in our lives.

Gary argues that the benefit of the EU considering these issues before such AI exists is that, ‘if you can get in early enough, you may be able to encourage the designers and builders to think in a way that mitigates against risks’.

Listen to the entire interview on the ABC website.

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