Future Law, Ethics, and Smart Technologies

The Future of Legal Education


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This interdisciplinary textbook serves as a solid introduction to the future of legal education against the background of the widespread use of AI written by colleagues from different disciplines, e.g. law, philosophy/ethics, economy, and computer science, whose common interest concerns AI and its impact on legal and ethical issues. The book provides, first, a general overview of the effects of AI on major disciplines such as ethics, law, economy, political science, and healthcare. Secondly, it offers a comprehensive analysis of major key issues concerning law: (a) AI decision-making, (b) rights, status, and responsibility, (c) regulation and standardisation, and (d) education.

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John-Stewart Gordon, Ph.D. (2005) in philosophy at the University of Göttingen, is an associated member of the IZEW at the University of Tübingen and permanent visiting professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. He has written and (co-)edited numerous books in the context of practical philosophy and published many peer-reviewed articles and special issues in leading international journals and encyclopaedias.
Series Editor:
John-Stewart Gordon (International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen, Germany)

Editorial Board:
Will Kymlicka (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)
Thomas Pogge (Yale University, New Haven, USA)
Michael Boylan (Marymount University, Arlington, USA)
Christopher A. Riddle (Utica College, New York, USA)
Christoph Horn (University of Bonn, Germany)
Claudio Corradetti (University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', Italy)

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Notes on Contributors

1 General Introduction
John-Stewart Gordon

Part 1
The Impact of  ai  on Major Disciplines
 Introduction to Part 1

2 Ethics
  John-Stewart Gordon and Kęstutis Mosakas

3 Transformative Smart Technologies: Mapping Challenges of Private Law
  Julija Kiršienė, Edita Gruodytė and Deividas Kiršys

4 The Economy
  Paulius Čerka

5 Political Science: ai Governance
  Karolis Kubilevičius and Tomas Berkmanas

6 The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare
  Giedrė Kvedaravičienė, Adam Poulsen and Milda Žaliauskaitė

Part 2
Major Key Issues:  ai  Decision Making
 Introduction to Part 2

7 Machine Bias
  Vladislav V. Fomin

8 Ethical Programming and Machine Moral Agency
  Kęstutis Mosakas

9 The Black Box Problem
  Vladislav V. Fomin and Paulius Astromskis

10 Singularity and Control
  Vladislav V. Fomin and Kęstutis Mosakas

Part 3
Major Key Issues: Rights, Status, and Responsibility
 Introduction to Part 3

11 Electronic Personhood
  Julija Kiršienė, Edita Gruodytė and Darius Amilevičius

12 Moral and Legal Status of Robots
  John-Stewart Gordon and Kęstutis Mosakas

13 Rights for Robots
  Kęstutis Mosakas

14  ai and Moral and Legal Responsibility
  Julija Kiršienė, Edita Gruodytė and Kęstutis Mosakas

15 Ethical and Legal Issues Related to Autonomous Vehicles
  Sven Nyholm

Part 4
Major Key Issues: Regulation and Standardization
 Introduction to Part 4

16 Legal Regulation of Autonomous Machines
  Paulius Astromskis

17 Limits of Legal Automation
  Darius Amilevičius

18 Responsible Standardization
  Vladislav V. Fomin

Part 5
 Introduction to Part 5

19 The Right to Education
  Aušrinė Pasvenskienė and Paulius Astromskis

20 Educational Technologies
  Aušrinė Pasvenskienė and Paulius Astromskis

Part 6
Appendix 1 Guidelines for Regulation of Information Technologies
  Vladislav V. Fomin and Darius Amilevičius

Appendix 2 Guidelines for Regulation of Robotics
  John-Stewart Gordon and Kęstutis Mosakas

Appendix 3 Guidelines for Improvement of Lawyers’ Qualifications
  Julija Kiršienė, Edita Gruodytė, Aušrinė Pasvenskienė and Paulius Astromskis


This book will be of interest for undergraduate and graduate students, especially in law (but also in philosophy/ethics, computer sciences, AI, and robotics, informatics), as well as legal practitoners and policy makers.
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