This course seeks to map out the potential regulatory needs created by cognitive technology and AI. More specifically, the goals of the course are to:
- Provide an overview of the state of play in relation to the introduction of AI in society;
- Set out the main regulatory options discussed in the scholarship in relation to AI (disciplinary, functional and instrumental);
- Envision the issue in terms of the consequences of the introduction of AI technology in society, and proceed on this basis to explore alternative consequentialist regulatory responses;
- Understand the implications of those distinct regulatory approaches in dedicated fields of the law, i.e. liability law and the law of war. Students who take this course will gain a good understanding of a) potential regulatory issues relating to AI, and b) theories of regulation.