The Most Important People Working In Robotics Today - Prof. Ryan Calo listed
- Business Insider
Laws has to keep up with new technologies, and Ryan Calo has his eye on robot legalities, particularly with respect to policy and ethics.
For example, Calo was quoted in this New York Times piece titled "When Driverless Cars Break The Law." Spoiler alert: it's complicated. "Criminal law is going to be looking for a guilty mind, a particular mental state — should this person have known better? If you’re not driving the car, it’s going to be difficult," he said.
We need someone to think ahead towards what we haven't thought about yet, and Calo is so far the guy when it comes to the intersection of robots and the law. "Ready or not, robots are racing into our lives," he told the Wall Street Journal. "But for most people, the first time they’re going to really notice those robots...is when the systems go bad."