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Ed Walters

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C....

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Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and information security firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition...

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John W. Simek is vice president of the digital forensics and security firm Sensei Enterprises. He is a nationally...

From self-driving cars and drones to robotic surgeons and soldiers, humans are delegating more tasks to machines and software. But who is responsible when then these new innovations cause damage, injury, or death? Can we trust machines to prioritize preserving human life when accidents inevitably occur? Should we be thinking about sweeping regulations?

In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview The Law of Robots Professor Ed Walters. Together they discuss our robotic world and potential future risks. Can humans keep up, will our laws protect us, and how worried should we be? Tune in to hear insight on these questions plus many more.

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, a legal publisher based in Washington, D.C., with over 800,000 paid subscribers and the most popular smartphone app for lawyers in the last two years. Ed also teaches The Law of Robots, a class about the frontiers of law and technology, at Georgetown University Law Center.


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Published: March 31, 2015
Podcast: Digital Detectives
Category: Legal News , Legal Technology
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