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Autonomous Systems Failures: Who is Legally and Morally Responsible?
Hosted by the Northwestern University Law and Technology Initiative and AI@NU.

In 2018, an Uber self-driving car that was part of a test fleet hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. Investigations revealed flaws in the vehicle’s mechanisms and Uber’s safety culture. Uber quickly agreed to a settlement of civil claims with the pedestrian’s family. While Uber was cleared of criminal charges, last month the vehicle’s safety driver was charged with negligent homicide.
 
As artificial intelligence is woven into more facets of life, who should be legally and morally responsible for failures and other negative consequences to individuals and society? This panel will explore the legal, technological, and societal implications of assigning responsibility for autonomous systems failures.

Join us to begin this important conversation with:
- Ryan Calo, Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Professor at the University of Washington School of Law;
- Madeleine Clare Elish, Senior Research Scientist at Google; and
- Todd Murphey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University;
in a virtual panel forum moderated by Dan Linna, Senior Lecturer and Director of Law and Technology Initiatives at Northwestern University.

Nov 18, 2020 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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