“Artificial intelligence is here, it’s not coming.”
So states California Western School of Law’s Prof. Tim Casey in a special report recently published in the San Diego Business Journal.
As automakers, appliance manufacturers, job recruitment firms, investment portfolio managers, and other businesses increasingly rely on AI it may be hard to determine exactly who is at fault when products equipped with AI cause harm to persons or property, the report states.
“Before rolling out new products that rely on AI, manufacturers should consult attorneys about how to guard against potential liability problems,” Casey tells the Journal. “That could lead to fewer courtroom disputes.”
“Lawyers are well situated to join the conversation,” Casey continues. “The problem is we aren’t invited until there is a big problem.”