November 07, 2017
The Globe and Mail has featured technology contracting partner Joel Ramsey’s opinion piece on self-driving cars.
The piece discusses the rise of artificial intelligence and how the situation around self-driving cars in particular is a perfect example of how the interest of software developers and regulators come into conflict. An expert of Joel’s piece is below:
Now, as software developers and thinkers are focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and we see technologies increasingly move from cloud- or handheld-based apps into the physical world – the interests of developers and regulators are coming even further into conflict.
Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the area of self-driving cars. With development moving rapidly, what are some of the questions regulators must answer before letting them operate on our streets?
The present model of automobile liability is individual-focused, as cars continue to largely be under the control of individual drivers. As self-driving car technology improves, and cars become more and more autonomous, liability is likely to shift to product liability.
This piece was released as a part of the Q4 Winter edition of the Torys Quarterly. You can read the original piece here.
You can read more from the Torys Quarterly here.